The jazz visionary returns for an exclusive performance
More than three years after thrilling audiences with his sold-out Sydney Opera House shows, Kamasi Washington returns for an exclusive headline performance, bringing back his enrapturing sound to the recently re-opened Concert Hall.
The most widely acclaimed jazz musician of his generation, Los Angeles-born Washington is a multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer who came to fame in 2015 with his dazzling contributions to Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly and his solo debut The Epic, a dazzling three-disc opus that exploded the boundaries between jazz, soul, funk and hip-hop, channeling the astral spirit of Afro-futurist pioneers Sun Ra and Pharaoh Sanders.
Other acclaimed works of the past decade include Harmony of Difference, an EP originally commissioned for the 2017 Whitney Biennial and 2018 double album Heaven and Earth. As Told To G/D Thyself, his short film companion to Heaven and Earth, debuted at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival to widespread acclaim.
Washington’s 2020 score for Becoming was nominated for two Grammys, and his latest release, the epic single “The Garden Path”, once again confirms his visionary status.
Washington has toured the world, collaborating and sharing stages with Kendrick Lamar, Florence + the Machine, Herbie Hancock, Snoop Dogg, Lauryn Hill, Flying Lotus, Chaka Khan, St Vincent and more.
Sydney Opera House Presents