Kamasi Washington sells out two nights at The Independent SF 2/25 and 26 [Show Preview]

Posted on February 18, 2016 by



You have probably heard Kamasi Washington although you may not have heard OF him.  He played the saxophone all over Kendrick Lamar’s latest album To Pimp a Butterfly but also has 4 albums under his belt as a band leader.  The most recent is the 3 disc, aptly-titled The Epic from Brainfeeder, his first released by a label other than his own. It has received a ton of critical acclaim and even ended up on a number of high profile Best of 2015 lists.

The Los Angeles native attended music academies early on before enrolling at UCLA and moving on to his successful jazz career. He has touched up albums from a number of R&B and jazz greats; Kamasi has even played alongside Gerald Wilson, McCoy Tyner, Freddie Hubbard, Kenny Burrell, George Duke, Lauryn Hill, Jeffrey Osborne, Mos Def, Quincy Jones, Stanley Clark, Harvey Mason and Chaka Khan.

As part of the NoisePop festival, Kamasi Washington has back-to-back shows at The Independent that have already sold out. If you do get the chance to see Washington in the future, make sure to grab it!