MusicJeremy Hodges

The New Face of Jazz

MusicJeremy Hodges
The New Face of Jazz

Kamasi Washington is an American jazz saxophonist, composer, producer, and bandleader. Washington is known mainly for playing tenor saxophone. He received widespread acclaim for his 2015 album The Epic.

As a member of the studio band that composed To Pimp a Butterfly, has released a triple-album set that functions as an extravagant love letter to (among other things): soul jazz, John Coltrane (various periods), and 1970s fusion leaders like Miles Davis and Weather Report. It’s a large and generous canvas, with the feel of a generational intervention.

Below see him perform 'The Epic' Live in concert.