Kamasi Washington and Patti Austin at the Howard Theatre!


Coming to the Howard Theatre:
Kamasi Washington and Patti Austin!


When Kamasi Washington released his tour de force LP,
The Epic, in 2015, it instantly set him on a path as our
generation’s torchbearer for progressive, improvisational
music that would open the door for young audiences to
experience music unlike anything they had heard before. The
172-minute odyssey featuring his 10-piece band, The Next Step,
was littered with elements of hip-hop, classical and R&B
music, all major influences on the young saxophonist and
bandleader, who exceeds any notions of what “jazz” music is.
Released to critical acclaim, The Epic won numerous “best of”
awards, including the inaugural American Music Prize and the
Gilles Peterson Worldwide album of the year. Washington
followed that work with collaborations with other influential
artists such as Kendrick Lamar, John Legend, Run the Jewels,
Ibeyi and the creation of “Harmony of Difference,” a
standalone multimedia installation during the prestigious 2017
Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York
His mass appeal continues to grow drawing vibrant,
multi-ethnic and multi-generational crowds with tour stops at
the world’s most prominent festivals such as Coachella,
Glastonbury, Fuji Rock, Bonnaroo and Primavera. Next up for
Washington is his highly anticipated sophomore album, due for
release in the Summer of 2018.


Show Details: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 |
6pm Doors/ 8pm Show
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Patti Austin

Grammy winner Patti Austin crosses all musical genres,
has made 17 solo albums, and has performed her award-nominated
hit songs on the GRAMMYS® and the Oscars. As a performer,
songwriter and vocalist she has had a star-studded career that
began at the age of four, making her one of the most beloved
artists the world over and a mainstay on the Billboard Jazz
Albums charts. Charlie Rose calls her “the most
underappreciated voice in music today.” She is Patti Austin,
whose extraordinary career continues to cross over boundaries
and reach new heights.


Show Details: Friday, March 6, 2020 | 6pm
Doors/ 8pm Show
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The Howard Theatre
620 T St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 803-2899