City Winery Pittsburgh presents Keith Washington live on stage Saturday March 30, 2024 6:00 PM
Keith Washington is an American R&B vocalist, songwriter, actor, and producer born in Detroit, Michigan. He started singing at the age of six, opening up for artists such as: Brenda Russell and many others that grace the stage at the club Twenty Grand. Years later, Washington started touring with the legendary group “The Dramatics.”
In 1984, Washington made his first TV debut on the hit show Star Search, hosted by Ed McMahon. The exposure from Star Search, afforded him opportunities to do background recording sessions with renowned artists such as Stevie Wonder, George Clinton, R&B Vocalist Miki Howard, and the Jacksons. Washington then moved to Los Angeles, where he met manager Sherwin Bash and A&R executive for Qwest Records, Raoul Roach. Roach subsequently introduced Washington to Quincy Jones, who signed him to Qwest Warner Brothers.
In 1991, Qwest Warner Brothers released his first single titled “Kissing You,” off the “Make Time For Love” album, which was nominated for a GRAMMY for Best R&B Vocal Performance. It also won a 1992 SoulTrain Music Award for Best R&B Single. The song also topped the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Charts for several weeks. Qwest Warner Brothers released his second single, “Are You Still In Love With Me?” ( produced by Barry Eastmond) which propelled “Make Time For Love” to Gold and later Platinum status.
Washington then went on to record his second album titled, “You Make It Easy,” which landed Washington his second Gold Album. Washington also went on to record a series of duets with R&B singer Chante Moore, artist Taylor Dayne, and UK pop star Kylie Minogue, titled “If You Were With Me Now” reaching #4 on the UK Single Charts.