Kenny Washington with Tammy Hall
October 7 @ 10:45 PM PDT
“I think he’s one of the most important male vocalists in the world,” says vibraphone master Joe Locke, who has featured Washington on records and tours. “That’s because of the way he relates to a song—he is a profound storyteller. Did you know that he played alto sax for 20 years? His ability to plug into arrangements and sing complicated lines is second to none. His intonation is amazing; his enunciation is natural and clear. He is the whole package.” To that you could add his silky tone, versatility, and ability to inject a keeping-it-real shot of soul into everything he sings.