Kenny Washington, born in New York City, was one of the many young hard-bop revivalists to have arrived on the scene in the late ’70s and early ’80s. He has been in demand by more established musicians, playing with such veterans as Lee Konitz, Betty Carter, Johnny Griffin, Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, and Tommy Flanagan. Washington studied with Dizzy Gillespie drummer Rudy Collins and attended the LaGuardia High School for Music and Art. A prolific freelancer with an enormous discography, he has a strong interest in jazz history and has written liner notes for and/or helped prepare classic jazz re-releases by Art Blakey and Count Basie, among others. Washington has worked as an announcer at the New Jersey jazz radio station, WBGO. He has been a member of the College and Evening Division faculties since 2008.