Kamasi Washington

Saxophonist and bandleader Kamasi Washington has broken all barriers to redefine the entire definition of jazz. He makes music that is progressive and improvisatory, vibrant and endlessly inventive; it is unlike anything you will have heard before. Drawing on influences from hip-hop, R&B and classical, he is a thrilling talent not to be missed. Washington has drawn huge and multi-ethnic, multi-generational crowds on tour dates with the world’s biggest festivals from Glastonbury and Coachella to Fuji Rock and Primavera. 

Arab World Premiere 

ARTISTS

Kamasi Washington is a multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer born and raised in Los Angeles. His three bodies of work to date—The Epic; Harmony of Difference, an EP originally commissioned for the 2017 Whitney Biennial; and Heaven and Earth, are among the most acclaimed of the past decade. Washington has released two films: As Told To G/D Thyself, a short film companion to Heaven and Earth which debuted at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival; and the concert film Kamasi Washington Live at The Apollo Theater in partnership with Amazon Music. In 2020, Washington scored Becoming—Netflix's documentary profiling First Lady Michelle Obama—and was nominated from Grammy and Emmy awards for his contributions. Washington has toured the world over, and collaborated and shared stages with Kendrick Lamar, Florence + the Machine, Herbie Hancock and many more.‍

Kamasi Washington, Saxophone

Rickey Washington, Flute

Ryan Porter, Trombone

Brandon Coleman, Keys

Dontae M Winslow, Trumpet

Tony Austin, Drums

Mike Mitchell, Drums

Miles Mosley, Bass

Patrice Quinn, Vocals

Ben Adamson, Trumpet

Keiko Takeda, Keys

Cameron Graves, Keyboard