Multi-talented jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington stopped by this week to discuss growing up as a “closeted nerd” in South Central Los Angeles, playing gigs at bars and clubs as a teenager, touring with Snoop Dogg at 18, his new record, Heaven and Earth, and the pressure he feels once he steps into the studio.
- Kamasi graduated from UCLA and was a part of their music program.
- Heaven and Earth is available on Amazon, Spotify, iTunes.
- The childhood favorite of Kamasi’s was Art Blakey’s “Sleeping Dancer Sleep On”.
- For upcoming tour dates and more info, visit Kamasi’s website.
The show is produced by Dylan Peck. Illustrations by Krishna Shenoi.