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Kamasi Washington

Kamasi Washington is an American jazz saxophonist, composer, production editor and band leader. Washington is mainly known for histenorplaying,following in the traditions of John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman and Albert Ayler.

Washington was born in Los Angeles, California, United States, to musical parents and educators, and was raised in Inglewood, California. He isagraduateof the Academy of Music of Alexander Hamilton High School (Los Angeles) in the Beverlywood neighborhood. Washington nextenrolled inUCLA'sDepartment of Ethnomusicology. There, he began playing with numerous f ...read more

Kamasi Washington is an American jazz saxophonist, composer, production editor and band leader. Washington is mainly known for histenorplaying,following in the traditions of John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman and Albert Ayler.

Washington was born in Los Angeles, California, United States, to musical parents and educators, and was raised in Inglewood, California. He isagraduateof the Academy of Music of Alexander Hamilton High School (Los Angeles) in the Beverlywood neighborhood. Washington nextenrolled inUCLA'sDepartment of Ethnomusicology. There, he began playing with numerous faculty members such as Kenny Burrell, Billy Higginsand pianistGerald Wilson.He has since played along with a musically diverse group of musicians including Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock,Horace Tapscott,Gerald Wilson, LaurynHill, Nas, Snoop Dogg, George Duke, Chaka Khan, Flying Lotus, Francisco Aguabella, the Pan AfrikaanPeoples Orchestra andRaphael Saadiq. « hide

Similar Bands: Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Albert Ayler, Tigran Hamasyan, Mister Ott

LPs
The Epic
2015

4.2
513 Votes
Light Of The World
2008

The Proclamation
2007

EPs
Harmony of Difference
2017

3.8
51 Votes

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