Kamasi Washington
Presented by Citizens Bank of Edmond

Kamasi Washington

$30.00 - $45.00
All Ages
Kamasi Washington Performs Historic Tower Theatre in Oklahoma City on March 7.

DOORS AT 7 / SHOW AT 8

VENUE INFO

  • Box office and will call open 30 minutes before doors
  • Free parking lot directly south of the theatre across 23rd street
  • Full bar inside venue
  • ATM in the lobby
  • Support acts are subject to change
  • No weapons of any kind are allowed in the building
  • Visit our website for more information!

ARTIST BIO

When Kamasi 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. The172-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 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. In June 2018, Washington released Heaven and Earth to wide praise. The album garnered “best of” awards from Pitchfork, NPR, Variety, GQ, MOJO, and Complex among others. Collaborating with cutting edge filmmakers Bradford Young, Jenn Nkiru, Terence Nance, and Marc Thomas, Washington helped direct AS TOLD TO G/D THYSELF, a film inspired by Heaven and Earth which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2019. The film has also screened at The Broad, Stony Island Arts Bank, The Apollo Theater, and 180 The Strand in London.

Venue Information:
Tower Theatre
425 NW 23rd st
Oklahoma City, OK, 73103