Kamasi Washington

Kamasi Washington



Kamasi Washington (born February 18, 1981) is an American jazz saxophonist, composer, producer, and bandleader. Washington is known mainly for playing tenor saxophone.[1] He received widespread acclaim for his 2015 album The Epic.



Fists of Fury
Fists of Fury is a song by musical artist Kamasi Washington, released on April 10, 2018.
The Space Travelers Lullaby
The Space Travelers Lullaby is a song by musical artist Kamasi Washington, released on April 10, 2018.
Harmony of Difference
Harmony of Difference is a studio EP by American jazz saxophonist and bandleader Kamasi Washington.
The Epic
The Epic is the debut studio album by American jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington.

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Pro-Shot Video: Kamasi Washington Performs ‘Truth’ At Coachella 2018
  –  April 23, 2018
Yesterday marked the end of the second and final weekend of the 2018 installment of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. Saxophonist Kamasi Washington led performances by his large ensemble on April 15 and again yesterday, April 23. Professionally ...
Aftershocks: Kamasi Washington and the music of the Watts Riots
  –  April 18, 2018
On Tuesday August 11, Take Two will host a live broadcast from the South L.A. neighborhood of Watts, 50 years after the riots. But Los Angeles has been remembering the events of 1965 — dubbed the worst race riots in America — in many ways ...
New names for CNSJ 2018 announced including Farruko, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and Grace Jones
  –  April 18, 2018
We can also announce performances by Patti LaBelle, KC & The Sunshine Band, Kamasi Washington and Burt Bacharach. Farruko, given name Carlos Efren Reyes, is a reggaeton and Latin pop singer from Puerto Rico. At the age of 16, he began to post his songs ...
Chene Park will host Erykah Badu, the Roots, Kamasi Washington, and more this summer
  –  April 16, 2018
One of Detroit's most exciting concerts spaces for jazz and pop is back with a stacked lineup for the upcoming summer concert season. Today, Chene Park announced the performers for the upcoming concert season and it's jam-packed with some of the biggest ...
Blue Rodeo, Miranda Lambert, Kamasi Washington announce Toronto concerts
  –  April 16, 2018
Sharp-eyed country-music fans have known she was coming for some time, but Monday’s armload of concert announcements made it official: Miranda Lambert is coming to town on Aug 23. Lambert, with support acts Little Big Town, Turnpike Troubadours and ...
Kamasi Washington and Portugal. The Man try to redefine pop
  –  April 16, 2018
Never in Coachella history has anyone had to contend with a set like Beyoncé’s. On some level, she rendered all music before and after superfluous. She will be all everyone talks about and the thing everyone takes away from Coachella 2018. But other ...
Coachella 2018 Live Stream: Watch Cardi B, Migos, Kamasi Washington
  –  April 15, 2018
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival wraps up its first weekend today with performances from Cardi B, Migos, Kamasi Washington, Miguel, Jessie Ware, and more. Find the day’s schedule below, and check out the full lineup. Eminem is set to headline ...
Kamasi Washington
  –  April 14, 2018
Kamasi Washington joins Gilles to discuss his forthcoming album Heaven and Earth. They discuss the concept of the double LP and break down the two brand new tracks. Plus producer, multi-instrumentalist and Underground Resistance member Jon Dixon talks to ...
10 Best Songs of the Week: Kamasi Washington, LUMP, Florence + the Machine, Gruff Rhys, and More
  –  April 14, 2018
The top songs in this week's Songs of the Week list were readily apparent, it was just a case of working out the order, with the Top 5 switching order several times before being finalized. Many of this week's new songs are initial singles from albums or ...
Words and Music with Kamasi Washington
  –  April 14, 2018
Kamasi Washington joins Gilles to discuss his forthcoming album Heaven and Earth. They discuss the concept of the double LP and break down the two brand new tracks.
Ringo Starr, Kamasi Washington and Every New Denver Concert Announcement
  –  April 12, 2018
Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band (featuring Colin Hay, Steve Lukather, Gregg Rolie, Graham Gouldman, Warren Ham and Gregg Bissonette) will be at the Paramount Theatre on Tuesday, September 25. Tickets, $59.50 to $149.50, go on sale Friday, April 13, at ...
The New Jazz Torchbearer: Kamasi Washington on His Musical Message
  –  April 12, 2018
Hailed as a primary architect of a West Coast jazz revival, the creative genius has also been an integral part of Kendrick Lamar's last two albums Saxophonist/composer on how the troubled state of America inspired Whitney Biennial multimedia piece 'Harmony ...
Kamasi Washington, Chastity Brown to be at Rock the Garden; expert picks for MSPIFF
  –  April 11, 2018
We’ve known since December that Father John Misty would headline this year’s Rock the Garden, but we had to wait until Tuesday to learn the rest of the lineup. It was worth waiting for. The big news from our skewed point of view: Kamasi Washington will ...
Kamasi Washington announces double album ‘Heaven and Earth’
  –  April 11, 2018
You can listen to the first two tracks now. Kamasi Washington has announced details of new double album ‘Heaven & Earth’, as well as sharing the first two songs from the record. The acclaimed saxophonist will release his second album on June 22, and he ...
Kamasi Washington Shares 'Heaven and Earth' Singles, “Fists of Fury” and “The Space Travelers Lullaby”
  –  April 11, 2018
Earlier this week, Kamasi Washington revealed that his new album was titled Heaven and Earth and that it was going to drop June 22 via Young Turks. The album was recorded with his band the Next Step and members of the West Coast Get Down collective.
Kamasi Washington Announces Album 'Heaven & Earth' + Shares Two Tracks
  –  April 10, 2018
US jazz maestro Kamasi Washington swept into Aotearoa recently for a spellbinding run of packed shows at Auckland's Powerstation and Splore Festival 2018. Hot on the heels of those mind-expanding performances the prolific artist has announced his latest ...
Rock the Garden adds Kamasi Washington, Feist, Nikki Lane, P.O.S. to 2018 roster
  –  April 10, 2018
After announcing an ultra-obvious headliner in Father John Misty four months ago, Rock the Garden organizers are adding some very adventurous surprises to round out the rest of the lineup for the June 16 bash outside Walker Art Center. Jazz music’s most ...
Kamasi Washington Announces 'Heaven and Earth' Double Album
  –  April 10, 2018
The Kamasi Washington is back. Last week, Kamasi Washington deleted all the posts on his Instagram and then posted a couple of cryptic videos. We knew something was up. That something is a new album. Kamasi has announced his first new album since 2017’s ...
Kamasi Washington Previews LP 'Heaven and Earth' With Two New Songs
  –  April 10, 2018
"The Space Travelers Lullaby," new arrangement of "Fists of Fury" theme to appear on jazz saxophonist's follow-up to 2015 album 'The Epic' Hear Kamasi Washington's Expansive, Winding 'Truth' From New EP Kamasi Washington on American Music Prize Win Kamasi ...
Kamasi Washington shares two new tracks, “Fists of Fury” and “The Space Travelers Lullaby”: Stream
  –  April 10, 2018
Kamasi Washington will soon return with his latest collection of saxophone compositions. Entitled Heaven and Earth, the double LP follows 2015’s three-disc album, The Epic, and last year’s Harmony of Difference EP, which was one of our favorite ...
Kamasi Washington shares 2 new songs from new double LP, playing tons of shows
  –  April 10, 2018
Kamasi Washington will release new double album Heaven and Earth on June 22. The album is split into “Heaven” and “Earth” halves, which Kamasi talks a little about here: ‘The world that my mind lives in, lives in my mind.’ This idea inspired me ...
Kamasi Washington Shares Two New Singles From Upcoming Album HEAVEN AND EARTH
  –  April 10, 2018
Groundbreaking artist Kamasi Washington's highly anticipated sophomore album Heaven and Earth is set for release June 22 via Young Turks. Two songs from the double album debut today, listen to Earth's "Fists of Fury" here and Heaven's "The Space Travelers ...
Kamasi Washington gets epic again with Heaven & Earth double album and world tour
  –  April 10, 2018
Los Angeles sax star Kamasi Washington is set to return with his eagerly anticipated new album, Heaven & Earth, which will see a worldwide release on 22 June on UK label Young Turks. The follow up to his all-conquering 2015 triple album, The Epic, the ...
Kamasi Washington announces new double album, Heaven and Earth
  –  April 9, 2018
Kamasi Washington released one of our favorite records of 2017 with his Harmony of Difference EP, and now the prolific jazz saxophonist has announced a brand new LP. Titled Heaven and Earth, the double album follows Washington’s 2015 three-disc album ...
Twiddle, Greensky Bluegrass and Kamasi Washington Will Headline Frendly Gathering 2018
  –  January 25, 2018
The eighth annual Frendly Gathering has revealed its initial 2018 lineup, featuring headliners Twiddle, Greensky Bluegrass and Kamasi Washington. From June 28-30, the festival will be held once again at the Sugarbush Resort in Vermont, 50 miles outside of ...


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