Kamasi Washington

Concert Review: Jazz Saxophonist Kamasi Washington and His Eight-Piece Ensemble — Their Virtuosic Sprawl Intact

May 11, 2023
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The saxman and his usual band (including vocalist Patrice Quinn instead of the billed Ami Taf Ra) easily adapted to the 200-seat venue, barely modulating their visceral delivery while also highlighting their softer dynamics and a personal rapport.

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Jazz Album Review: “Dinner Party” — Room for Joy in a Messed-Up World

August 16, 2020
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Marked by a blended mastery of multiple genres — from jazz and R&B to hip-hop — Dinner Party is a perfect album for a time of pandemic, police brutality, and an uncertain future.

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Music Review: Kamasi Washington — A Vibrant Taste of Heaven and Earth

November 11, 2018
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Kamasi Washington’s music connected viscerally with a Royale audience that was packed with young people — or at least way younger than those normally seen at a jazz concert.

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