Kamasi Washington and the Next Step prove why they’re some of the best doing it [Photo Review]

Posted on March 4, 2016 by



As part of 2016’s Noise Pop Festival, Kamasi Washington – joined by Ryan Porter, Miles Mosley, Patrice Quinn, Ronald Bruner Jr, Brandon Coleman, Tony Austin, Patrice Quinn and Rickey Washton – performed back-to-back shows February 25th at The Independent in San Francisco.  This group, plus Thundercat and some others, have already recorded over 9 albums worth of material that they plan on releasing.  The first offering was 2015’s The Epic that featured Kamasi as the bandleader and the above musicians but future releases may not include everyone and will definitely feature different lead musicians. I was lucky to cover the early show last week and I wanted to share my photos. Enjoy!

Kamasi Washington – saxaphone
Ryan Porter – trombone
Miles Mosley – bass
Rickey Washington – flute
Patrice Quinn – vocals
Ronald Bruner Jr – drums
Tony Austin – drums
Brandon Coleman – keys