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Kamasi Washington at The Underground

February 14 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Kamasi Washington

Friday, February 14, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.

The Underground
820 Hamilton St.
Charlotte, NC 28206

Tickets: $29.50 plus

Kamasi Washington is a tenor jazz saxophonist, composer, producer, and bandleader. When Washington released his tour de force LP, The Epic, in 2015, it instantly set him on a path as our generation’s torchbearer for progressive, improvisational music that would open the door for young audiences to experience music unlike anything they had heard before. The 172-minute odyssey featuring his 10-piece band, The Next Step, was littered with elements of hip-hop, classical and R&B music, all major influences on the young saxophonist and bandleader, who exceeds any notions of what “jazz” music is. Released to critical acclaim, The Epic won numerous “best of” awards, including the inaugural American Music Prize and the Gilles Peterson Worldwide album of the year. Washington followed that work with collaborations with other influential artists such as Kendrick Lamar, John Legend, Run the Jewels, Ibeyi and the creation of “Harmony of Difference,” a standalone multimedia installation during the prestigious 2017 Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.

His second studio album, Heaven and Earth, was released in June 2018 followed by an EP titled The Choice released a week later.

*Congrats to Vanessa Williams on winning our ticket giveaway!*

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February 14
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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The Underground
820 Hamilton St.
Charlotte, NC 28206, NC 28206 United States