Win a pair of Kamasi Washington tickets for upcoming Birmingham show

The most talked about US jazz artist of the moment, Kamasi Washington is heading to Birmingham this month and we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky winner.

Washington, who comes to the UK this summer to perform multiple shows including hotly tipped performances at Birmingham’s O2 Institute on June 29th, shortly after Glastonbury Festival, says he also excited to hit the UK’s regions: “Bummed I couldn’t make it to the Worldwide Awards in UK earlier this year, so I’m very excited to come back to the UK and play these shows with you in the summer. See you all very soon!”

Washington, a saxophone virtuoso, known for playing with the best of the best, which includes collaborations with artists such as: Herbie Hancock, Lauryn Hill, Nas, Snoop Dogg, Chaka Khan and most recently Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar – performing saxophone on his seminal album, ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’, will perform tracks from his own debut album The Epic on his UK tour. The album, an almost three hour long modern jazz masterpiece was released last year on the trend-setting record label Brainfeeder and quickly garnered critical acclaim from UK media from Drowned In Sound to the Guardian (who credited it as one of the best albums of 2015).

Fans of Washington will be delighted to learn he is taking several members of The Next Step on the road with him. The ensemble is a ‘cosmic soulful fusion outfit’** who offer a modern take on the classic jazz big band, featuring a vocalist, keys, trombone and upright bass player, as well as two drummers.

All you need to do to enter is pop your details in the boxes below and we’ll be in touch by June 20th if you’re the lucky winner! Good luck!


Win a pair of Kamasi Washington tickets!
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You can pick up tickets for Kamasi Washington’s show at the O2 Institute in Birmingham here.

Richard Franks

Editor and founder of Counteract. Freelance travel and music journalist.