Kamasi Washington includes Liverpool in short UK tour

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Kamasi Washington (Image: Getintothis' Vicky Pea)

Kamasi Washington (Image: Getintothis’ Vicky Pea)

With only two UK dates planned for the jazz star, Getintothis’ Shaun Ponsonby looks forward to a special night in Liverpool. 

Hugely acclaimed jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington has lined up two UK shows in the summer, including a performance at Liverpool’s O2 Academy.

Having played alongside Run The Jewels, labelmate Thundercat and most notably on Kendrick Lamars To Pimp a Butterfly, Washington released his groundbreaking solo album The Epic in 2015. The album was a 172-minute, triple-disc masterpiece, featuring Washington‘s incredible ten-piece band The Next Step, along with a full string orchestra and choir.

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The album not only debuted at number one on jazz charts throughout the world, but was accalimed by critics, making many end of year lists, including Getintothis’.

His live shows are equally acclaimed, transcendent experiences, and with only two UK dates currently announced, it looks like live appearances might be a rarity in 2017. So missing out would be foolish.

Kamasi Washington UK dates:

June 30: O2 Academy, Liverpool
July 1: O2 Academy, Leeds

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