Kamasi Washington

Saturday, June 24 at 6:00pm

Allen Theatre, Playhouse Square 1407 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115

At the age of 13, KAMASI WASHINGTON started a lifelong quest to discover the many wonders of music. Over the years, he has performed and recorded with many of his musical heroes from various genres: Gerald Wilson, McCoy Tyner, Freddie Hubbard, Kenny Burrell, George Duke, Lauryn Hill, Jeffrey Osborne, Mos Def, Quincy Jones, Stanley Clarke, Harvey Mason and Chaka Khan, among others. He most recently worked on Kendrick Lamar’s acclaimed 2015 album To Pimp A Butterfly.

Washington and his own band, The Next Step, offer a modern spin on a big band that includes two drummers, two upright bass players, keyboard players, three horns, a pianist and a vocalist. His triple-disc, groundbreaking solo album, The Epic, features The Next Step along with a full string orchestra and full choir.

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Arts & Entertainment, Music, JazzFest

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General Public, Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni, Veterans, Prospective Students







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