Kamasi Washington

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Kamasi Washington press shot holding saxophone
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The trailblazing modern jazz visionary returns to the Opera House with his eight-piece band

Los Angeles’ tenor saxophonist Kamasi Washington is returning to Sydney Opera House to perform his second album Heaven and Earth for the first time in Australia. The modern jazz visionary entered the charts in 2015 and since then he’s worked with Kendrick Lamar (on ‘Lust’ and ‘Mortal Man’), Florence and the Machine (‘Big God’), Run the Jewels, Snoop Dogg and Flying Lotus. 

In the two-and-a-half-hour double album, Washington explores current global politics with his funk and gospel choir-soundtracked hope for the future. With his eight-piece band, the jazz conceptualist will perform songs like ‘Street Fighter Mas’ and ‘Fists of Fury’ at the Concert Hall in an in-the-round stage set up. 

Don’t wait till October to get your tickets – his last performance sold out entirely. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 9am, Thursday July 18.


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