This event is part of the 2017 HSL Properties Tucson Jazz Festival, January 12-22,. For more information, visit tucsonjazzfestival.org.
“You could make the argument that if jazz is on the cusp of a renaissance, Kamasi Washington is its leader.” – Esquire Magazine
A concert with saxophonist Kamasi Washington offers serious jazz chops and a party spirit. Expect a melding of straight-ahead jazz, free jazz, fusion, soul jazz, funk, R&B, soul and gospel as told through the gigantic, imposing tone from his tenor sax. Having collaborated with the contemporary likes of Kendrick Lamar and Flying Lotus, the Los Angeles native blurs the boundaries between the generational divides of jazz, welcoming new and old purveyors alike while paying homage to the artists who paved the way.