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Kamasi Washington

Experimental Jazz Saxophonist; Leader in The Modern Jazz Scene

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Kamasi Washington Biography

Kamasi Washington is an acclaimed jazz saxophonist.

Washington was born into a musical family in which music was more of a prerequisite than a privilege. But Washington never saw it that way -- his love for music began at first sound. His father was a high school music teacher by day and a professional saxophonist by night. His mother was an accomplished flutist who fell in love with the world of science and became a high school chemistry teacher after her stint as a genetic researcher.

By age 2, Washington had already begun to play the drums and piano. He began his exploration into the new musical realm of the reeds and brass when he was about 7 and his father gave him a clarinet. By the age of 12 Washington had found his voice in the form of a tenor saxophone, in fact, it was the same saxophone that his father played in high school.

Washington is a graduate of the Academy of Music of Alexander Hamilton High School in Beverlywood, Los Angeles. Washington next enrolled in UCLA's Department of Ethnomusicology, where he began playing with faculty members such as Kenny Burrell, Billy Higgins, and bandleader/trumpeter Gerald Wilson. Washington features in the album Young Jazz Giants in 2004. He joined the Gerald Wilson Orchestra for its 2005 album In My Time and played saxophone on Kendrick Lamar's 2015 album To Pimp a Butterfly.

Washington has played alongside a diverse group of musicians including Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Horace Tapscott, Gerald Wilson, Lauryn Hill, Nas, Snoop Dogg, George Duke, Chaka Khan, Flying Lotus, Thundercat, Mike Muir, Francisco Aguabella, the Pan Afrikaan People's Orchestra, and Raphael Saadiq.

Washington's debut solo album, The Epic, was released in May 2015. The mini-album/EP Harmony of Difference followed in September 2017. His second full-length studio album, Heaven and Earth, was released in June 2018, with a companion EP titled The Choice released a week later.

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    Booking fees for Kamasi Washington, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kamasi Washington, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Kamasi Washington?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kamasi Washington for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kamasi Washington for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kamasi Washington or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kamasi Washington or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Experimental Jazz Saxophonist; Leader in The Modern Jazz Scene

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Kamasi Washington Biography

Kamasi Washington is an acclaimed jazz saxophonist.

Washington was born into a musical family in which music was more of a prerequisite than a privilege. But Washington never saw it that way -- his love for music began at first sound. His father was a high school music teacher by day and a professional saxophonist by night. His mother was an accomplished flutist who fell in love with the world of science and became a high school chemistry teacher after her stint as a genetic researcher.

By age 2, Washington had already begun to play the drums and piano. He began his exploration into the new musical realm of the reeds and brass when he was about 7 and his father gave him a clarinet. By the age of 12 Washington had found his voice in the form of a tenor saxophone, in fact, it was the same saxophone that his father played in high school.

Washington is a graduate of the Academy of Music of Alexander Hamilton High School in Beverlywood, Los Angeles. Washington next enrolled in UCLA's Department of Ethnomusicology, where he began playing with faculty members such as Kenny Burrell, Billy Higgins, and bandleader/trumpeter Gerald Wilson. Washington features in the album Young Jazz Giants in 2004. He joined the Gerald Wilson Orchestra for its 2005 album In My Time and played saxophone on Kendrick Lamar's 2015 album To Pimp a Butterfly.

Washington has played alongside a diverse group of musicians including Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Horace Tapscott, Gerald Wilson, Lauryn Hill, Nas, Snoop Dogg, George Duke, Chaka Khan, Flying Lotus, Thundercat, Mike Muir, Francisco Aguabella, the Pan Afrikaan People's Orchestra, and Raphael Saadiq.

Washington's debut solo album, The Epic, was released in May 2015. The mini-album/EP Harmony of Difference followed in September 2017. His second full-length studio album, Heaven and Earth, was released in June 2018, with a companion EP titled The Choice released a week later.

Kamasi Washington Videos

  • Kamasi Washington - Street Fighter Mas
  • Kamasi Washington - "Truth" (Live at WFUV)
  • Kamasi Washington's 'The Epic' in Concert
    Saxophonist and composer Kamasi Washington, 34, has been working on releasing his now three-CD, nearly three-hour, choir-and-strings-assisted album...

FAQs on booking Kamasi Washington

  • How to book Kamasi Washington?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kamasi Washington for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Kamasi Washington, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Kamasi Washington or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Kamasi Washington?

    Booking fees for Kamasi Washington, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kamasi Washington, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Kamasi Washington?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kamasi Washington for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kamasi Washington for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kamasi Washington or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kamasi Washington or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Kamasi Washington is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Kamasi Washington for your event is $100,000 - $200,000. Kamasi Washington generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Butterscotch, Lalah Hathaway, Alabama Shakes, Toby Sebastian and Saint Motel. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kamasi Washington for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Kamasi Washington Speaker Videos

  • Kamasi Washington - Street Fighter Mas
    Kamasi Washington - "Truth" (Live at WFUV)
  • Kamasi Washington's 'The Epic' in Concert
    Saxophonist and composer Kamasi Washington, 34, has been working on releasing his now three-CD, nearly three-hour, choir-and-strings-assisted album The Epic for the better part of five years now....
    Kamasi Washington - "Re Run Home"
  • Kamasi Washington performing "Re Run Home" Live on KCRW ...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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