“. . . it was indeed a pleasure to hear the romantic and dramatic voice of Steve Washington. He is a jazz singer in the great tradition of Billy Eckstine, Johnny Hartman and Joe Williams.”
Steve Washington has been performing for more than 30 years with humble beginnings in college a capella singing groups and theatrical productions. After college, Steve was cast in numerous professional theatrical productions, eventually earning union membership when cast in an Arena Stage production of Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along. Forays into dramatic theater landed him the role of Demetrius in a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Shakespeare Theater at the Folger. A theatrical highlight was working under the direction of Cameron Mackintosh himself in a production of Hey, Mr. Producer. After shifting focus to music, he formed the Steve Washington Project, a jazz-funk and r&b oriented effort and performed in the area’s top venues as well as multiple tours in Italy. Steve has also played countless hotels and halls as a lead vocalist in various society bands and orchestras. Steve has traveled the globe headlining on the world’s finest cruise ships with his well received main stage acts “Nat & Sammy Remembered” and “Rhythm, Blues & Broadway.” More recently, Steve has been focusing on his own unique mixture of traditional jazz, blues, latin-brazilian, and classic rhythm & blues. In 2015, Steve released his second CD “Right to Love featuring the Thad Wilson Jazz Orchestra” which is introducing him to new jazz & cabaret audiences nationally and internationally. Through the years, Steve has performed at venues like Bohemian Caverns, Takoma Station, Mr. Henry’s (Capitol Hill), Blues Alley, The Katzen Arts Center, the Atlas Theater, the Carlyle Club, The Cabaret at Fredericksburg Square, the Jazz & Cultural Society, and The Metropolitan Room (NYC). Steve continues to build an international audience and has recently returned from a month-long tour of Russia. Steve especially enjoys presenting to new audiences, new venues and markets, and making new friends in music. "Life is a Song."