Kamasi Washington expands tour, playing free Central Park SummerStage show (like other jazz musicians are)
photo: Kamasi Washington at LPR in 2015 (more by PSquared)
Kamasi Washington is about to begin his tour, which kicks off with a sold-out NYC show on February 24. Since we last spoke, that tour has been expanded, including the just-announced Pitchfork Festival and more.
It now includes a return to NYC for a free show at Central Park SummerStage on June 18. Updated dates are listed below.
As the NY Times points out, that's just one of a handful of jazz shows that SummerStage is putting on this year. They're also presenting the McCoy Tyner Quartet in Central Park on June 4 with Ron Carter and Roy Haynes' groups. That and the Kamasi show are co-presented by the Blue Note Jazz Festival. McCoy Tyner just played the Blue Note (check out pictures).
SummerStage is also presenting The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, which includes Jason Lindner's Breeding Ground in Marcus Garvey Park on August 26 and the Donny McCaslin Quartet in Tompkins Square Park on August 28. Members of both of those groups also played on the new David Bowie album and will appear at the upcoming David Bowie tribute shows.
The full SummerStage schedule will be announced April 1. Kamasi Washington tour dates and a live video below...
Kamasi Washington -- 2016 Tour Dates
Feb 24 Webster Hall New York, NY
Feb 25 Noise Pop Music Festival San Francisco, CA
Mar 04 Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival Okeechobee, FL
Mar 14 Blue Note Hawaii Honolulu, HI
Mar 15 Blue Note Hawaii Honolulu, HI
Mar 16 Blue Note Hawaii Honolulu, HI
Mar 22 Prince Bandroom St.Kilda, Australia
Mar 23 Metro Theatre Sydney, Australia
Mar 24 Byron Bay Bluesfest Byron Bay, Australia
Mar 26 Byron Bay Bluesfest Byron Bay, Australia
Apr 02 Big Ears Festival Knoxville, TN
Apr 17 Coachella Indio, CA
Apr 24 Coachella Indio, CA
Apr 29 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, LA
Apr 30 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, LA
Jun 03 Paloma Nimes, France
Jun 10 Bonnaroo Festival Manchester, TN
Jun 11 Great Stage Park Manchester, TN
Jun 18 Central Park SummerStage New York, NY
Jun 20 Metropolis Montreal, Canada
Jul 03 Love Supreme Festival Brighton, United Kingdom
Jul 06 Parc Astrid de Coronmeuse Liège, Belgium
Jul 09 Sunfall London, United Kingdom
Jul 16 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, CO
Jul 17 Pitchfork Festival Chicago, IL
Jul 24 Fuji Rock Tsunan, Japan
Jul 29 Fort Adams State Park Newport, RI
Jul 31 Fort Adams State Park Newport, RI