Kamasi Washington

Kamasi Washington: Heaven And Earth

Jul 30, 2018

Inglewood California's Kamasi Washington is one of the shining lights of Jazz music today as a bandleader, composer and saxophonist. We've played his music on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK from the beginning, and we've checked out his mesmerizing live appearances when he comes through Atlanta.

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Variety Playhouse presents an evening of Jazz with the one and only Kamasi Washington on Friday, December 8 at 8:00 p.m. Born into a musical family, Kamasi began playing saxophone at the age of 13, later attending the prestigious Hamilton High School of Music followed by UCLA. He has toured and recorded with the likes of Snoop Dogg, Rapahel Saadiq, Kendrick Lamar, Gerald Wilson, Lauryn Hill, Mos Def, Harvey Mason and Chaka Khan, to name a few. 

The life and music of legendary Jazz Saxophonist John Coltrane is coming to U.S. theaters via a new documentary film titled, “Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary.”  Written and directed by acclaimed documentary filmmaker, John Scheinfield, “Chasing Trane” is an extraordinary project about one of the most iconic Jazz musicians of all time, John Coltrane and is told by those artists who knew him the best and admired him the most.

 

Celebrate Atlanta's 31 Days of Jazz by seeing Kamasi Washington live at the Variety Playhouse tonight, May 4. Washington will perform songs from his debut album The Epic, as heard on Jazz 91.9 WCLK. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., showtime is at 8:00 p.m.

The young, jazz titan, Kamasi Washington, has the city of Atlanta buzzing in anticipation for his first performance here on Wednesday, August 5 at Aisle 5 in Little Five Points.   We are extremely excited to have him joining us at our WCLK studios on Wednesday to discuss his latest album, The Epic. We'll also be talking about the burgeoning, youth-driven jazz scene in Los Angeles, his work with the likes of Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar and the future of jazz.

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