Kamasi Washington Tickets
Born in Los Angeles, California, in 1981, Kamasi Washington is a jazz saxophonist. He is also known for his composing and producing skills, but is mainly famous for playing tenor saxophone. He has released several albums as a bandleader and many wonderful works as a sideman. During his career, he has worked with big names in the industry such as Thundercat, Run the Jewels, Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar. His music has been defined as a unique mix of various genres such as jazz, west coast jazz and bebop. If you want to check out what this artist is all about, you have got to get your hands on these Kamasi Washington tickets at the earliest!
Kamasi Washington will be playing at multiple venues across the US starting from 23rd August, 2017 and going on all the way till 11th December, 2017. Don’t forget to get your tickets!
About Kamasi Washington
Kamasi got involved in the world of music at a very young age. At just 13 years old, he developed a noted interest in jazz by playing on his father’s soprano saxophone. It wasn’t long after that he enrolled at the prestigious Hamilton High School Music Academy. Within two years, the young Washington had earned the lead tenor saxophone chair in the top most jazz ensemble. Kamasi also joined the Multi School Jazz Band at this time, and was reunited with many of his school friends who shared the same interest in jazz music.
The way to forming a band was paved. He finally formed a band during his senior year at high school. The band was called “The Young Jazz Giants” and included members such as Stephen Bruner, Ronald Bruner and Cameron Graves – all childhood friends of Kamasi. Following his graduation from high school, Kamasi received a full scholarship to enroll in an ethnomusicology program at UCLA. During the summer of his freshmen year, Kamasi worked on his first album, The Young Jazz Giants. He went on a national tour with Snoop Dogg, in his second year at college. More success followed later that year as Kamasi joined the orchestra of one of his biggest heroes, Gerald Wilson. He also went on the international tour with the R&B great Raphael Saadiq.
Kamasi formed his “The Next Step”, which included two drummers, keyboard players, three horn players and two upright bass players, a pianist and a vocalist. He is also a part of the west coast musical collective that goes by the name of “West Coast Get Down”.
The Music of Kamasi
In recent years, Kamasi has worked with Kendrick Lamar on the famous 2015 album called “To Pimp A Butterfly”. His own debut solo album was released in May of 2015 and was called The Epic. The album topped charts in various countries and made Kamasi Washington a household name. He has released five pieces of work as a leader, including The Epic and Harmony of Difference (2017).
Other than that, the artist has performed on albums by various artists, including Gold by Ryan Adams, Perseverance by Phil Ranelin, Chameleon by Harvey Mason, Run the Jewels 3 by Run the Jewels and many others.
He has also worked with Throttle Elevator Music, releasing Throttle Elevator Music in 2012, Area J in 2014, Jagged Rocks in 2015 and Throttle Elevator Music IV in 2016.
With the Gerard Wilson Orchestra, he has performed In My Time, Monetary Moods, Detroit and Legacy.
Over the course of his career, Kamasi has worked with and performed with various artists, including many of his musical heroes from different genres. These include names such as Freddie Hubbard, George Duke, Lauryn Hill, Mos Def, Quincy Jones, Stanley Clark, Chaka Khan, Harvey Mason, Kenny Burrell, McCoy Tyner and Jeffery Osborne.
Kamasi Washington in 2017
And now, to the delight of all his fans, Washington is all set to tour various cities across the US, playing some of his best music. The first show will take place at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, followed by one at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga. The month of November is dotted with various events that will see Kamasi Washington perform live, in cities such as Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago, Minneapolis, Cleveland, New York, Boston and many others.
If you happen to be in or around any of these cities, you have got to get your hands on these Kamasi Washington tickets at the earliest! You don’t want to miss this and you certainly won’t be disappointed!
Kamasi Washington Tickets Prices
Currently the average price for Kamasi Washington tickets is $71. The date and location for this event is 11-Dec-17 at New Daisy Theatre, Memphis. The minimum get-in price for Kamasi Washington tickets is $43.
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