Kenny Washington: Guestbook
Dr Linda Ricketts
April 9, 2013
You continue to delight and inspire. See you soon. www.lindaricketts.com
March 7, 2013
I heard you for the first time at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Blood on the Fields. That was it for me. U r great. I am hooked.
February 27, 2013
You are absolutely one of our 2 favorite male singers in California...we are so lucky to have you close by.
Jan, from San Jose Jazz
Ray & Connie Baldonado
February 22, 2013
Hi Kenny, Just now watching the show with Marsalis, great show. We will have to watch it again. Nice seeing you on TV.
November 28, 2012
Hi Kenny! I just came across this website and wanted to drop you a line! I have been checking out some recent videos of you online, and you sound as awesome as I rememberd from our days together in the 7th Fleet Band in Yokosuka, Japan!! I am really happy (but not surprised at all) that you are so successful in the music buisness! If you are ever in the Houston, Texas area, definitely let me know. I will drag everyone I know out to one of your gigs for sure! Take care buddy! -Jim
August 24, 2012
I am coming to Yoshi's Jazzfest @ Jack London Square on Sunday primarily to see you perform. Can't wait to groove to your music!
July 26, 2012
KENNY! Remember me...your vocal student who used to have coffe with you at Starbucks at Jack London a few years ago ?? We only had one lesson but it was AWESOME. I'm coming to see you tonite at Castalonga on Fishermanswharf in SF. YOU ARE STILL FABULOUS!!
July 8, 2012
Saw you today with Joe Locke at the Douglass Beach House in Half Moon Bay. My husband Bruce and I enjoyed your singing with Joe. Thanks!
June 17, 2012
Just left 57th Street Gallery and enjoyed your collaboration with Michael O'Neill Quintet. The musicians were great and you "rocked!" However, your concert with Fred Jackson @ Second Saturday Saloon earlier this year is my all time favorite. It may just be the greatest night of music I've experienced in the last 20 years!
June 4, 2012
My husband and I first heard you at Pearl's and then other places after that. We even sat in the middle of Fillmore St., during one of the street fairs, before they brought out the chairs. And, much to my disappointment, only discovered you twice on Fillmore at the end of your set. Please let me know when and where you're singing in SF. Thank you.
June 3, 2012
I had the pleasure of listening to Kenny sing with Karrin Allyson last evening in Northampton, MA. His voice blended so well with Karrin's as they sang many favorite songs. I truly enjoyed meeting Kenny after the concert. I look forward to hearing Kenny in the future!
Beth and Jim Eckenrod
June 1, 2012
It was great to hear you at 7 Mile with Al Molina and his group. We are fans!
April 23, 2012
Hi Kenny, just wanted to say i think you are one dynamite singer and a great interpreter of music. As a fellow singer, who shares a passion for music and performance, what's most important to me, is to deliver songs in my voice, not someone else's, interpret it my way, and you do it excellently. Sing on Kenny..
April 19, 2012
Hey there, little guy. Been looking through some old videos of us. Watching the Piti Middle School concert we did back in 93. Looks like you've been doing good for yourself.
April 16, 2012
Great performance Kenny in Sakhalin! Amazing! Hope to see yo again! Thnak very you!
April 8, 2012
Saw you perform at dizzys in NYC yesterday and was blown away by your performance. Your interpretation of "ain't no sunshine " was truly incredible. Thank you!
March 13, 2012
I saw you once this past weekend and I am now a life long fan. You are great.
August 1, 2011
Wow, I always knew you had a great voice. I am so glad to see that you are doing such great things around the world. I guess I have to trip over to Cali to see you live. Or if you are in San Antonio or Texas ever, let me know. Blessings on you old friend! I'd love to hear from you!
July 7, 2011
Kenny, you are the best. I am a musician also and everytime I get to hear someone of your talent, it is a reminder that amidst all of the commercial casos under the guise of music, there truly are some great singers and you are one such singer. I heard of you by accident while listening to the jazz station and I said, "who was that? That guy can really sing!" then I went on the search to hear more of your vocals. I admire and appreciate your skills and if you come to Philadelphia, I hope to get to see and hear you live. I only ask that you never let anyone compromise your style, your skills or your choice of songs because those of us that really appreciate music need to hear refreshing sounds of someone such as yourself. Thanks Kenny!
Tracy Carol Harper
July 7, 2011
I know summer is here when I get to hear and see Kenny jam. Be blessed and stay a blessing boyfriend.
May 21, 2011
Waaaay back in 1992 I was introduced to you at the Pacific Princess at Guam by my mother, Cecelia Johnson, who used to nourish you with some cooking (garlic cheese grits, fried apples, etc). I just heard a song of yours played on the NPR station here in Pittsburgh and nearly tore my car! Great to hear you still singing and swinging. If you get to Pittsburgh, holla!
May 18, 2011
Kenny, it was incredible listening to you at the Wahiawa Pineapple Festival!! It was an honor to have you eat at my food stand before you went on!! My wife and I will be in attendance when you come back to Hawaii!! MAHALO!
Ray Brown Jr
May 17, 2011
It was my great pleasure to meet you. You are such a very cool and gracious man. Wishing you all the best. Look forward to seeing you again. Please tell Chann we met and give him my love.
April 17, 2011
Wow!!! Kenny I was trying to find another friend of mine named, Jeff Jones on the net and I stumbled upon your Verrazano moon. I was completely slain by your anointing. I am starting a new radio show in Florence, Italy and I would love to feature you in an interview. I will be in SF from April 18-26. I hope that I can hook up with you for a chat...and get some of your music to take back for my show.
Bjarne Sten Jørgensen
April 8, 2011
Hello my good friend ! Just been a weekend in NYC and met Art, Michael and Pat. Miss you but hope to see you soon, maybe in Kragerø. Take care . Love from all of us.
April 3, 2011
I remember watching you and Pat Palomo on Guam. I used to hang out and sing with Dave Santos and Ray Unpingco in the UOG Chorale. I remember when you came down to Inarajan Middle School as Ray's guest speaker to talk to his students. The kids were so awestruck by you! You still have that magical voice and sound I remember! I'm so glad I found your website and will be ordering some cds soon. Take care and I hope to hear from you sometime.
April 1, 2011
Hello Kenny! I have just came from your concert in Murmansk. And it was great! Your scat was fascinating. I wish you meet our city one more time!
March 30, 2011
Hi Kenny, I'm so excited that you're performing at The Jazz Festival in The Wahiawa Pineapple Festival in Hawai'i. With such a lineup including Ray Brown Jr, Suzanna Smith, Gabe Baltazar, Jr. Choy, The Honolulu Jazz Quartet, and Nueva Vida, we look forward to an electrifying day! This will be an epic day in the history of Wahiawa that we pave the road to JAZZ!
March 30, 2011
Hello, mr. Kenny! I've just came from ur concert which took place in Smolensk, Russia. I'm so impressed and amazed by your voice and talant!You are inimitable! thank you for visiting out town, its really great honour for us! You acquainted me with jazz and made me fall in love with it! The musicians from S.Petersburg were also awesome! You people did a great job! What you do, brings pleasure and positive emotions, keep it on! Wish you could come again, i would like my family and my friends to enjoy your talent too..Hope to see you, maybe in America or somewhere else.. Student from Russia
March 4, 2011
Mr. Washington, YOU are the most incredible NEW ? YOUNG ? singer in the universe and you always have my full attention when listening to your recordings on KCSM in The Bay Area. Bob Parlocha, Dick Conte, Lee Thomas, and loads of other DJ's on that FM Jazz Station present you again and again. I have a music background as a vocalist and have made a life-time study of the voice as an instrument of beauty in jazz, classical art song, opera, folk/irish and celtic and bluegrass. YOU have the perfect combination of exquisite technique and the richness of warmth inherent in your magnificent vocal sound! I adore it and your beautifully crafted and integrated performance with the outstanding musicians, with whom you work. Though I have not seen you in person, I intend to treasure that experience as soon as possible [probably at Yoshi's-SF]. Your inventive and creative approach to vocal music in general exceeds all my expectations! My best and warmest wishes to you as you continue to dazzle and amaze your appreciative public. Barbara Kaufman
March 1, 2011
Mr. Washington it would be a pleasure to see you in Russia, me and my mother are very excited to see you. Do you have 'free' time beside concert, we can join together have a coffe and talk! Tell me if you can. Thanks.
February 22, 2011
Kenny, We saw you Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011 at Dizzy's and my husband and I are now your biggest fans. Your singing,style, music is awesome. My husband told you that he was having a bad day until he heard you - you also made a crazy weather weekend into a spring day! Take care and keep singing so beautifully! Louise
February 18, 2011
Kenny, my wife and I had the pleasure of listening to your great voice live at Dizzy's. You are awesome! We hope to see you again soon.
February 17, 2011
My Brotha', you need to come to Rochester for the Xerox International Jazz Festival! You are AWESOME!! Continue doing what the creator has blessed you to do. Peace
February 14, 2011
KENNY REALLY ENJOYED U SAT. NITE WITH SEAN JONES IN PITTS. PA. HOPE 2 C U AGAIN SOON, VANESSA SENDS BEST WISHES ON UR NY GIG,& THE RUM CAKE WILL DELIVERED WHEN U RETURN.
November 16, 2010
OMG,got to see the Yoshi's Oakland collaboration last night, that opening number you did,overwhelmingling GREAT, the scatting !!!!! Talent in every sense of the word..Thanks Kathi (jazz school student)
September 27, 2010
Dear Kenny, I saw you yesterday at the Bliss Bar in SF. You make me happy...when I hear you singing.
Bob & Sher
August 22, 2010
We think your the greatest and see you whenever we hear your playing in the Bay Area.
Surprised and happy to see you at San Jose Jazz last weekend.
Please put us on your email list tso we will always know where you are and we will be there!!! THANKS
Bob & Sher Giannini
July 20, 2010
I was not familiar w/ Kenny but while listening to the radio here in Philly, I heard him doing "For The Love of You" w/ Joe Locke. I stopped what I was doing to listen & jot down the name of the vocalist. What a sweet sound!
June 26, 2010
plaease put us on your mailing list so that we'll know when you're in town again. I heard you tore it up at Saul Rubins Place (Zebs) the other night! All the best!
June 24, 2010
It was lucky to catch your show in NY!
I was at Zeb's last night hearing your great voice.
I hope to see you often in NY.
June 3, 2010
I was at Yoshi's in oakland last night ( thurs) and heard you. You are great. Have you recorded I Think of You Day and Night? I have to have that. Please let me know where I get it. I would love to have you singing it, but if not please make some suggestions for me. Thank you for a few seconds of some real music. Again, you were great. By the way where are you playing?
May 12, 2010
My goodness I miss hearing and singing with you. I am here in DC just bragging about the baddest vocalist I have ever heard. I can't wait to get back to the Bay to see you. I will call you soon. Love you always,
May 1, 2010
You are one the superb jazz vocalists that I've heard. Your phrasings are so great wth "My Foolish Heart"Simply one your bests.Any gig in the Bay Area after the June 27th?
April 27, 2010
I saw/heard you for the first time tonight at the Khalil Shahid benefit and was AMAZED, DAZZLED, AWESTRUCK, ... What a joyful spirit you are! Thank you for a wonderful experience. To be continued ...
April 6, 2010
OMG, I was looking through the upcoming events for Yoshi's in Oakland and I was very pleasantly surprised to see Kenny Washington! Used to love Sunday nights at the Etangan Ren on Guam, listening to Kenny jam with Patrick Palomo and friends. Love the voice, and look forward to your next appearance since I can't make it this evening! Yay!
March 20, 2010
Kenny...my man!! Whatup dude? Do you remember Ikaika (or Ike), my pianist that did those 2 gigs with us? Well, He's in the city for a few more days. I referred him to your show on Sunday...he's doing his best to stop by. Wishing you all the best superstar! =)
denise young smith
March 14, 2010
wow is all I can say about Mr. Washington...
March 11, 2010
you are a joy and a pleasure to listen too!
February 22, 2010
Kenny - I, too, heard you for the first time last night at the Yoshi's benefit. You. Knocked. Me. Out!!! You filled the room with your talent and your heart. It was a privilege to be there--thank you!
February 22, 2010
I saw you tonight for the first time at Yoshi's at the benefit for the California Jazz FOundation and I fell in love with your voice...with your spirit...with your joy...Thank you!
February 18, 2010
Hey Kenny. I was one of the students in The Sitka Jazz Festival two years ago.
Just wanted to say thanks again for truly influencing my approach to scatting and giving me advice and inspiration that I'm sure few on earth could have been able to give in the extent that you managed to.
Hope you're rocking harder than ever, and that all is well. Keep up the amazing stuff.
February 17, 2010
Kenny : So nice to hear a fellow male jazz singer . I am too a singer from Ottawa Canada . I have been singing for about 7 years and really would like to get to the postion you are as a singer . Often it seems like the male jazz singer is a rare bird . Like you I sing standards and is a pleasure to hear your approach to the songs . Would love to talk shop some time . I gig about twice a month and have a regular day job.
Looking forward to hearing from you .
You can check me out on Myspace .
February 13, 2010
"Verrazano Moon" is one of the best selection I've hear in many years. Perfect vocal pitch, perfect musical timing, everything fits wonderfully.
February 9, 2010
Ellen here, just waving hi from Berkeley.
I miss you! It's been a while...
Let's DO something together!
February 2, 2010
When and where is your next local performance? I enjoy your work.
January 27, 2010
you sounded so amazing tonight at Dizzy's club.
Thank you so so so much for your wonderful voice!!!!!!!!!
I was so happy~!!!!!!
January 26, 2010
Hi Kenny....the Redwood Jazz Alliance still loves you! Got to get you back up to Arcata some day.
GREAT stuff on the new Joe Locke CD!
January 5, 2010
Friend of Jackie Ryan and Bob Perkins... love to see you perform in Philadelphia, PA. Maybe in 2010... thanks for the music!
November 29, 2009
Just had to drop a line and tell you how blown away I am with your CD I got at Nich's house party last weekend! I've been playing it all week and have shared it with everyone I come in contact with. We had a Seattle Jazz Campers brunch today and you were the topic of conversation. Those of us who were fortunate enough to hear and see you feel really blessed. You must come back soon!
I've been practicing scatting with your "All Blue". Don't think I'll ever get to where I'm comfortable scatting at a gig but it gives me a reason to listen to your arrangement over and over again. You've won me over....course I was there the minute you opened your mouth last weekend.
Looking forward to having you in the great NW again real soon.
Anita aka Lady A
November 24, 2009
I just saw Kenny Washington for the first time in Auburn, WA; guest of JazzVox concerts and OMG... he was fabulous... I bought the CD and have played it 4 times in a row already here at work. What a find.. can't wait to hear more. Thank you Kenny for your talent.
Anita aka Lady A
Lady A & the Baby Blues Funk Band
November 1, 2009
Loved your work with John Handy et al tonight in San Francisco and so glad you could be there with the great man. Look forward to you at Snug Harbor in near future I hope.
October 18, 2009
Hi Kenny, I heard you for the first time last night at Anna's (with Lloyd Gregory). It was a pleasure! Great chemistry with the band. I especially dug Masquerade.
October 10, 2009
Hi, Kenny! This is Rachael from the Good News Cafe. I just checked out your mp3s--you're incredibly talented! I'm super-excited to hear you in person.
Looking forward to it,
July 14, 2009
You rock! Filoli's 100 concert was rockin' and swingin'!
Keep on keepin' on bringin' the joyful energy!
July 12, 2009
Kenny- I was one of the screaming wild mob that descended upon you at the Red Dragon Jazz Bar in Honolulu last week- and I have been spreading your name all over the NY-NJ musician scene ever since I returned home to NJ from my vacation, a vacation that was fortunate to have overlapped yours as well. What serendipity to stumble upon such talent- you have the "soul" of at least 6 people. I will never tire of your sound... and I hope to meet you again soon!
July 6, 2009
Heard you with Sandino
at Dragon Upstairs in
Honolulu. OUTSTANDING !
May 16, 2009
Man, after hearing you for the very first time on FM 88.1 jazz out of Long Beach one day at work, you instantly became my new 'one of best jazz singers and friend'. You're up there with my other favorite male singers like: Arthur Prysock, Lou Rawls, Donny Hathaway, Al Jarreau, Nat King Cole and Freddie Cole to name a few. You are definitely a 'force to reckned with'. Come to FLORIDA soon!!!
May 13, 2009
ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS THAT YOU ARE WONDERFUL, GREAT, I'M TRYING TO GET MY SISTERS, OUT TO HEAR YOU SING.
YOU WILL BLOW THEIR MINDS. THEY LIKE THE TYPES OF MUSIC YOU PUT OUT.
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!!
April 26, 2009
Kenny my friend. It was a blast to sing with you Friday night at the Mark! You are not only a great, great musician, but you are a sweet man who I am thrilled to call my friend. Much love to you and hope we can sing together again soon! Much Love, Lynn Asher
March 9, 2009
Wow, Kenny your new CD is simply bananas! Love it. I hear you are from the Bay Area. I'm a gospel vocalist who would love to study jazz and incorporate jazz into what I do. Any good jazz vocal coaches you'd recommend in the Oakland / San Francisco Bay Area?
February 24, 2009
Have heard good things about you from a reliable source ; would like to discuss the possibility of a tour to Australia.
January 30, 2009
HEY, KENNY! It has been far too long since I heard your wonderful voice (and sax!). If you're ever in the Atlanta area, give me a shout. I'd love to see and hear you again!
Glad you're doing so well, and I wish you continued success!
January 6, 2009
Kenny, How wonderful it is to hear your voice again! You are my favorite Guam 'Funny Valentine'- will you sing that one for me again sometime? Best wishes to you! Heidi
January 2, 2009
Love your voice and scat singing is amazing!
Jerome and Masuko
December 19, 2008
We are proud of you Kenny and am glad to see you are doing well. Miss you much and... they are still asking for you in Japan PEACE and Merry Christmas! Jerome
November 9, 2008
Bought your CD from Alvin Jr at New Sunlight. Bought it home and "shoo-be-dood" all my blues away. Great CD. Proud of you. Jackie & Charles Moore
armenta early hinton
November 3, 2008
Kenny, dear cousin....you are wonderful. You have a splendid instrument. The world is so much brighter for having you in it. Dwain sent me the info about your new CD. We are so proud of you. Please let me know when you are on the east coast. It's been too long since we have spent time together.
October 30, 2008
Baby, I love you so much. I am so proud of you. Congrulations on you very own CD. Now go for the big one, get that Grammy Award. May God continue to bless that voice and you, an always remember to give him the honor and glory.
Tears are running down my eyes listen to you now. You know what I am going through now and its so good to hear that voice of yours.
I love foward to seeing you in MS or New Orleans.
I love you and very proud of you.
Your loving Cousin
October 23, 2008
Now the world is getting to enjoy what our family and friends have had the privilege of hearing through the years. As I listen to your album my mind goes back an think of you and Darryl jammin as kids coming up. May God continue to Bless you, as you use what only He could have ordained. Keep the good work up. LOVE YA!!!!!!!!!! Donna, Dwain and Alvin Jr.
October 4, 2008
Hi Kenny, this is T. How are you doing? I see by your calendar you're doing just fine. Please get back to me when you can. I'm back in San Francisco. Look forward to hearing from you soon.
September 28, 2008
Kenny, Great job on Saturday night..you did me proud!!!!!
Love you man...
Myrna Del Rio
September 18, 2008
Love love love you, Kenny! Will be at your cd release party on 9/27 at anna's and will bring as many as will come with me. As a vocalist, I continue to learn so much from you....xoxoxo, Myrna
September 12, 2008
We can't wait for your CD release party on Sept 27 @ Anna's Jazz Island. It's about time you cranked out a CD for us to take home. The Bay Area is very lucky to have you and your fine voice.
September 10, 2008
I'm so very proud of you! Congrats on everything you have coming up...
August 27, 2008
Hi Kenny! Chuy played Oleo the other day, smokin! That arrangement ends with
Straight No Chaser, as i recall. Am anxiously waiting to get my hands on your new Live at Anna's record. Also, do yourself a favor, and go in to your control page of HostBaby, and make the setting where they will send you an email every time somebody signs your guestbook. That way you can intercept all the junk, before it hits your guestbook - you've got some housecleaning to do now!
August 27, 2008
What a voice-oh wow !!! well seasoned !!! Yeah!!
You got it, Get on with your bad self .
Love, Peace and Harmony,
August 4, 2008
Kenny Washington is a rare breed in the vocal jazz world, i would like to see him in Philly in the furture
God Bless you and youe Family Kenny
July 6, 2008
KENNY WASHINGTON YOU'RE THE BEST!!! You know I listen to you all the time .. your talent as a vocalist and your musicianship are superb .. and you are just an absolute sweetheart, I am honored to be able to call you my friend. Your work with Michael O'Neill's Quintet is Grammy worthy!! I just got home from a party near Beverly Hills .. and I got another new fan for you! : = ) Well, gotta get ready for church now .. while listening to Caravan .. Night!
July 5, 2008
I (and the Chilenos) had a great time with you in Chile Kenny.I'm working on more goodies.Pack yo bags Gates--we'll probably at least get a gig in Hoboken , New Jersey! Hope to see you (and get some chuckles in) soon.Your long lost brother in NYC,Patriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick
June 1, 2008
Just got turned on to your music, and boy, what I've been missing!
I'm a jazz vocalist, with a bluesy sound, and I live in S.F. I've done a show at Octavia Lounge, and I'm often there. Sorry I missed you in April. What band did you sit in with?
NICOLEEEE, FROM CHILEE !!!!!!!!!!!!!
May 30, 2008
I wrote you an email, check it, huuugs!
May 8, 2008
excelent music and website, simple, clear and wonderfull greyscale tones.
felicidades from Chile
Santino Sgambelluri, Vocalist from Guam
May 5, 2008
You are such a great live performer. Do you have any recordings of you live and if so how can I purchase? BTW - I am doing 2 nights a week with Patrick Palomo here in Guam. Take care!!
Zarina Fatel & Alejandra Remijio
April 26, 2008
Just checking out your music from Brooklyn, NY on our way to look for info on our man Kenny Washington (drummer). Keep on doing what your doing!! Sounds great!!
April 1, 2008
Congrats on your NYC performances!! I read the full Sun review, and I'm sure you really were an 'important addition' to the lineup. I was happy you came by Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen to celebrate on the way home from the airport! You needed some good down-home cookin' to get your feet back on the ground, I guess. Looking forward to seeing your upcoming performance.
March 31, 2008
Hi there, I just saw you at Dizzy's in NYC this past Friday. Wonderful. You have a new fan. Hope you come to London and play at Ronnie Scott's!
March 31, 2008
Denise was right Mr Washington you did "Knock us off of our feet"!!!
March 4, 2008
I saw you perform in San Francisco last week. I am not a jazz fan but I was with a party that love the genre. Just had to let you know that I really enjoyed the gig. Your version of Dock of the Bay was sensational. Love to see you in Australia. You could help me get into jazz.
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MSgt Craig E. Stevens
February 7, 2008
Hey Kenny, it was an extreme honor to watch you perform and to have you perform with the Greatlanders Band! I'm sorry we did not get to do more with you in Sitka, but now that we have met we can always make something happen in the future. I will try to order some of the CDs you are already featured on but I will be waiting to hear the Kenny Washington CD when it's realesed.
Continued success in music and life,