Fresh off the release of his newest EP, Harmony of Difference, jazz maestro Kamasi Washington will play what’s sure to be a packed crowd at the Majestic this coming Wednesday. Born and bred in Los Angeles, Washington known for his distinctive style of jazz—emotional, raw, and electric.
Having played with everyone from Lauryn Hill and Thundercat to Nas and Flying Lotus, Washington first gained national prominence after being featured on Kendrick Lamar’s masterpiece To Pimp a Butterfly. Not long after, he released his own critically-acclaimed work, The Epic, on Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label. Since then, he has been touring the world seemingly nonstop, playing such music festivals as Coachella and Electric Forest. He even led his own SuperJam at Bonnaroo Music Festival, which featured the likes of Miguel, The Internet, and GRiZ.
Washington isn’t just a jazz saxophonist—he’s also a composer, arranger, and bandleader. The soul and raw emotion that Washington puts into his music—whether played or composed—draws you in like a spell. His live shows are known to be just as spellbinding, a vibrant musical experience that is unlike most of what comes out today. Transcending the boundaries of jazz—bleeding into hip-hop, soul, and the wider social issues that they evoke—is something that Washington has done for his entire career, and he shows little signs of stopping.
Washington will be playing at the Majestic this Wednesday, November 8. Doors open at 7:30pm, and tickets are $28.50. Act soon if you want tickets, as this will almost certainly be a sold-out show.