Kenny Washington (born May 29, 1958) is a jazz drummer born in Staten Island, New York.He grew up in the Stapleton Projects and attended P.S. 14. He studied at the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. He has worked with many distinguished musicians, including Ronnie Mathews, Lee Konitz, Betty Carter, Johnny Griffin, Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, George Cables, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Sonny Stitt, James Spaulding, Phil Woods, Bill Charlap, Bobby Watson, Curtis Lundy, and Tommy Flanagan. He currently plays with Ahmad Jamal replacing Idris Muhammad.