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Heading to PHBC this August is one of the most exciting acts on tour this year: Kamasi Washington and his 12-piece band! In addition to his own musical support, Kamasi will be joined by a range of highly accomplished local talent, details of which to be announced soon. The show is guaranteed to be utterly jazztastic with a whole lot of heartfelt funk, so watch this space!
LA-born musician Kamasi Washington is primarily known as a jazz saxophonist, but he’s so much more. He takes contemporary improvisational jazz to the next level by mixing trip-hop, funk, latin, hip-hop, R&B and classical into a big-band format complete with horns, strings, drums and a medley of other musical odds and ends.
Kamasi has collaborated with John Legend, Run the Jewels, Ibeyi—but perhaps most notable is his work on Kendrick Lamar’s last two albums, “To Pimp a Butterfly” and “Damn,” infusing each with a jazzy element that contrasts perfectly with Lamar’s gruff tone.
He recently rocked the crowd at the infamous desert festival Coachella, adding to a roster of captivating performances on the main stages of Glastonbury, Bonnaroo, Primavera and Fuji Rock. His two studio releases, “The Epic” and “Heaven and Earth” have earned him critical acclaim far beyond the world of jazz.
Kamasi Washington is at Potato Head Beach Club on Saturday, 25 August 2018 from 7pm-late. Pre-sale tix FDC 250K.