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“Jazz has been trapped” – Kamasi Washington Talks Kendrick & The Future Of Jazz w/ Charlie Rose


Throughout the last year, Kamasi Washington has emerged as something of a messianic figure in the world of jazz, anchored by his expansive debut, The Epic. But his close-up alone would hardly sum up just how unbelievably productive he’s been both as a solo artist/composer and a helping hand in some of the year’s most fulfilling projects, like Kendrick Lamar‘s To Pimp A Butterfly, Thundercat‘s The Beyond/Where The Giants Roam and more recently, Carlos Niño‘s forthcoming Flutes, Echoes, It’s All Happening! and the upcoming studio album from friend and frequent collaborator, Terrace Martin.

A recent interview with Charlie Rose found the modern jazz giant reflecting on his come-up, speaking to his Kendrick Lamar collaborations and plotting a trajectory for the jazz world as it continues to expand and push forward as a pillar of American music. Watch Kamasi Washington’s full interview with Charlie Rose and in-studio performance below. Scroll down to peep his full slate of tour dates and grab your copy of The Epic on iTunes today.

Kamasi Washington Tour Dates:
Apr 01 @ Mainstage Morgantown – Morgantown, WV
Apr 02 @ Big Ears Festival – Knoxville, TN
Apr 17 @ Coachella – Indio, CA
Apr 24 @ Coachella – Indio, CA
Apr 29 @ One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA
Apr 30 @ One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA
May 04 @ Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA
May 05 @ The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
May 06 @ Art of Cool Festival – Durham, NC
May 08 @ Red Bull Music Academy New York – New York, NY
Jun 10 @ Bonnaroo Festival – Manchester, TN
Jun 11 @ Great Stage Park – Manchester, TN
Jun 19 @ Yards Park – Capital Waterfront – Washington, DC
Jun 20 @ Metropolis – Montreal, Canada
Jun 21 @ Burton Cummings Theatre – Winnipeg, Canada


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