When: Thu., Feb. 27, 8 p.m. 2020
Kamasi Washington puts on one of the fiercest live shows in the realm of contemporary jazz. The saxophonist grew up in a musical family with connections to Los Angeles’ oft-overlooked jazz scene. His 2015 masterpiece, The Epic, cemented him as a top-notch bandleader, composer, musician and overall creative maverick. Through three musical suites, he and a full band sonically explore the black experience. A frequent hip-hop collaborator, Washington has appeared on albums from Kendrick Lamar, Run the Jewels and Flying Lotus. Washington performs on Thursday, February 27, at the Higher Ground Ballroom in South Burlington. Lady Moon & the Eclipse add support.