Saxophonist, composer, bandleader, and producer Kamasi Washington
grew up in Los Angeles as the son of musical parents. He started playing music from a young age, enrolled in several musical studies and while still in high school he and bassist Thundercat formed a quartet, The Young Jazz Giants, whose members still play in his band today. He made a dream debut triple-album in 2015 with The Epic
, which was incredibly well-received by critics. He also made a significant contribution to Kendrick Lamar’s highly successful album To Pimp A Butterfly
. Washington enjoys collaborating with other musicians: together with bassist Miles Mosley, among others, he is part of the West Coast Get Down, an L.A.-based influencial collective of jazz musicians.