WPKN Archives: Kamasi Washington Interview- Rick Petrone

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The Jazz Sound with Rick Petrone

Original Aired:
Monday, August 17th, 2015
1:27PM to 1:55PM

28 minutes

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 4:09PM

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Episode: Kamasi Washington Interview- Rick Petrone


Host Rick Petrone on WPKN 89.5-FM interviews Kamasi Washington on the eve of his release "The Epic" and his upcomgin show at The Fairfield Theatre Company on August 21


Kamasi Washington was born in Los Angeles, California, United States, to musical parents and educators, and was raised in Inglewood, California. He is a graduate of the Academy of Music of Alexander Hamilton High School (Los Angeles) in the Beverlywood neighborhood.[1] Washington next enrolled in UCLA's Department of Ethnomusicology. There, he began playing with numerous faculty members such as Kenny Burrell, Billy Higgins and band leader and trumpeter Gerald Wilson and released the Young Jazz Giants album in 2004.[2] He has since played along with a musically diverse group of musicians including Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Horace Tapscott, Gerald Wilson, Lauryn Hill, Nas, Snoop Dogg, George Duke, Chaka Khan, Flying Lotus, Francisco Aguabella, the Pan Afrikaan Peoples Orchestra and Raphael Saadiq. Washington played saxophone on Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly[3] and released a solo album, The Epic in 2015

Show: The Jazz Sound with Rick Petrone

 Weekly show focused on jazz legends and newcomers.  In-studio and on-air interviews. Tune in every Monday afternoon from 1pm to 4pm.

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