Kamasi Washington

UA Presents & The Rialto Theatre Present

Kamasi Washington

Jan 12 Thu

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

The Rialto Theatre


This event is all ages

Kamasi Washington
Kamasi Washington
This event is part of the 2017 HSL Properties Tucson Jazz Festival, January 12-22. For more information, visit tucsonjazzfestival.org.

“You could make the argument that if jazz is on the cusp of a renaissance, Kamasi Washington is its leader.” – Esquire Magazine

A concert with saxophonist Kamasi Washington offers serious jazz chops and a party spirit – see his latest Coachella outing or set at London’s Boiler Room as examples. The Los Angeles native bends sounds and genres while defying constraints and breaking boundaries.

Expect a melding of straight-ahead jazz, free jazz, fusion, soul jazz, funk, R&B, soul and gospel as told through the gigantic, imposing tone from his tenor sax.

Having collaborated with the contemporary likes of Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus and Ryan Adams, Washington blurs the boundaries between the generational divides of jazz, welcoming new and old purveyors alike while paying homage to the artists who paved the way.