Kamasi Washington

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Kamasi Washington
Photograph: Courtesy SFJazz
Kamasi Washington

His aptly named, three-hour triple album The Epic made serious waves – and rose up the charts – in 2015, demonstrating that innovative jazz can still have mainstream appeal. Backed by Flying Lotus's ever-evolving Brainfeeder label and a contributor on Kendrick Lamar's masterful To Pimp a Butterfly, saxophonist and composer Kamasi Washington is suddenly one of the genre's hottest properties. If you're making musical plans for the week, these three nights of gigs deserve to be on the list.

 

 

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