Kamasi Washington

Music, Jazz
Kamasi Washington
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The trailblazing saxophonist brings his transcendent style of jazz to the Opera House

West Coast jazz star  Kamasi Washington will make his debut at the Opera House as part of his upcoming national tour. He’ll take to the Concert Hall stage with his 10 piece band to deliver his brand of jazz laced with funk rhythms and mind bending solos.

Washington has composed arrangements for Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Lust’ and ‘Mortal Man’ and has worked with Run the Jewels, Flying Lotus as well as jazz giants Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Stanley Clarke. Kamasi has also been influential in bringing jazz back to the top of the bill at music festivals, playing on main stages at Coachella, Glastonbury and Fuji Rock.

He shot to fame after his fourth album The Epic was released, backed by Flying Lotus’ indie record label Brainfeeder. The album brought him favourable music industry attention   when it hit record stores following his appearance on Kendrick Lamar’s seminal album To Pimp a Butterfly. Washington has since soared to new heights with his latest effort Harmony of Difference, released last year, cementing his spot as one of the freshest jazz voices of his generation.  

Tickets start at just $39 and are already racing out the door, so act fast if you want to see this sax master at work.

By: William Dunn

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