Kamasi Washington is coming to the AB in Brussels on the 16th of November 2015!
Kamasi Washington is a contemporary jazz artist who was born in California. He started playing in different bands as a tenor saxophonist and pianist at a young age, very much influenced by John Coltrane. By now, he’s also an experienced jazz band leader and composer. He played with lots of musicians from the soul, hiphop, electronic music and jazz scene, like Lauryn Hill, Herbie Hancock, Nas and Flying Lotus. Lately he became more noticed because of the arrangements he made for the album ‘To Pimp a Buttterfly‘ from Kendrick Lamar.
In May 2015, he released an impressive triple album called ‘The Epic‘, where he made 17 songs together with a big choir and orchestra. To promote his album, he’s doing a World Tour this year in the US, Australia, Japan and Europe. And yes, also in Brussels! The show that begins at 07:00 pm is already sold out, but there is also a late night show the same evening at 10:oo pm! There are still some tickets left for the late night show, but don’t wait too long!
I’m ending this blogpost with a quote, found in Rolling Stone Magazine. Kamasi said: “What fixes your spirit when Ferguson happens? It hurts your spirit, it hurts your heart and soul. You need something to fix it.” That’s what he’s trying to do with his music, to fix our souls! Read the full article here.
Tickets are available at the AB website, for €19. For the late night concert, the doors open at 10:00 pm.
See you there!