Kamasi Washington is an American jazz saxophonist, composer and producer, from Los Angeles California.
Starting his music career in 1999, he won the John Coltrane Music Competition in 1999 and performed on the 2004 album, ‘Young Jazz Giants’, in 2004. He also features on releases such as ‘You're Dead!’, by Flying Lotus, in 2014, and ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’, by Kendrick Lamar , in 2015. As a bandleader he has released the records; ‘Live At 5th Street Dick's’ in 2005, ‘The Proclamation’, in 2007, and ‘Light Of The World’ in 2008. His debut solo album ‘The Epic’, was released in 2015 via Brainfeeder Records, and was critically acclaimed.
Kamasi Washington returned with a new album, titled 'Harmony of Difference' in 2017, alongside dates for a North American tour. During his career, his tours have spanned the UK, Europe, and even got as far as Australia and New Zealand, along with various festival slots including Cheltenham's Jazz Festival.
Kamasi Washington has lined up some March 2019 live dates in the UK and Ireland. Catch him live by checking out the tour dates and ticket information below on Stereoboard.
Tue 26th Jun 2018
On Kamasi Washington’s second solo record, ‘Heavenand Earth’, the L.A. bandleader has called up an impressive team of players including Tony Austin, Ronald Bruner, Jr., Brandon Coleman, Cameron Graves, Terrance Martin, Miles Mosley and Thundercat. The result is a distinguished double-album of rich intensity that channels galactic fusion, sounds from ‘70s blaxploitation and sprawling jazz spirituals.