Kamasi Washington plus Oscar Jerome
Pioneering American jazz saxophonist and 2019 Brit nominee.
Kamasi’s new album ‘Heaven & Earth’ was voted No.7 in The Guardian’s top 50 albums of the year 2018.
When he 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.
He has collaborated with the likes of Kendrick Lamar, John Legend, Run the Jewels and Ibeyi.
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.
Plus Support Oscar Jerome
Oscar Jerome has been honing his craft as a musician and writer since a young age. He has worked as a vocalist, guitarist and composer with countless acts and grown through the thriving South London music scene.
In his solo project Jerome brings all of his influences together, sitting artists such as Gil Scott-Heron, George Benson, John Martyn, The Clash, Ali Farka Toure and Jay Dilla. Oscar’s song writing is motivated by politics, spirituality within music and life experiences. His creative vision is to always make music with sincerity and pay homage to his countless inspirations.
With an acclaimed live show that has taken on Glastonbury, Boiler Room, Worldwide Awards, NY Winter Jazz Fest, Blue Note New York and Union Chapel to name a few, Oscar Jerome is well on his way to becoming a major draw. He has been playlisted on 6 Music, received support from Gilles Peterson, Phil Taggart and Jamz Supernova and recently special guested with Lianne La Havas.
“One of the UK’s brightest songwriting hopes” The Line of Best Fit
7.30pm – 8pm: Oscar Jerome
8pm – 8.30pm: Interval
8.30pm – 10pm: Kamasi Washington
Please note timings are subject to change.