December 8: Kamasi Washington at Variety Playhouse (VIDEO)
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.
Kamasi released his groundbreaking solo album, “The Epic,” on May 5, 2015. The 172-minute, triple disc masterpiece, which includes a full string orchestra and full choir, debuted at #1 on several iTunes Jazz charts, including the US, Canada, Australia, Russia and UK. In addition to composing his own music, Kamasi is part of a west coast musical collective called the “West Coast Get Down.” He was voted the “Best New Music” on Pitchfork and has also had press in the New York Times, LA Weekly, and on NPR.
Kamasi Washington with special guests—-Moonchild on Friday, December 8. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Showtime is 8:00 p.m. Click here to purchase tickets.