8:00 PM | Reserved Seating $35+
What To Know Before Attending The Show
Doors: 7:00pm | Show: 8:00pm
We are excited to welcome legendary saxophonist and jazz composer Kamasi Washington to the historic Kalamazoo State Theatre Thursday, September 1, 2022!
Kamasi Washington is a multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer born and raised in Los Angeles. His three bodies of work to date—The Epic; Harmony of Difference, an EP originally commissioned for the 2017 Whitney Biennial; and Heaven and Earth, are among the most acclaimed of the past decade.
Washington has released two films: As Told To G/D Thyself, a short film companion to Heaven and Earth which debuted at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival; and the concert film Kamasi Washington Live at The Apollo Theater in partnership with Amazon Music. In 2020, Washington scored Becoming—Netflix’s documentary profiling First Lady Michelle Obama—and was nominated for Grammy and Emmy awards for his contributions.
In February 2022, Washington released to critical acclaim a brand new single titled The Garden Path with a world premiere live performance on The Tonight Show. Washington has toured the world over, and collaborated and shared stages with Kendrick Lamar, Florence + the Machine, Herbie Hancock and many more.
Jessica ‘Jess’ Ivey is a vocalist, songwriter, teaching artist, and vocal producer from Detroit Michigan. Jess’ vocal style an expressive blend of Lianne la Havas, Alex Isley, and Jazmine Sullivan. She has been performing live shows and recording music with independent band and label Last Gasp Collective for nearly 5 years. Jess released her debut solo album “First Time” in February of 2020. For more information visit singgjess.com.
General Ticket Information:
All seating is reserved for this all-ages event. There’s an 8-ticket limit.
Skip the line Ticket Information:
Why wait in the elements when you can skip the line?! This is a separate ticket that will grant you expedited entry into the venue. Skip The Line entry is located near the main entrance of the building. Look for VIP / Skip The Line signage or ask a staff member. Present your Skip The Line pass along with your event ticket for expedited entry and to avoid the public lines. THIS IS NOT AN EVENT TICKET.
All patrons are subject to search, pat down, and wanding. The following items are not allowed in the venue: guns, knives, lasers, tasers, mace, glass items, cameras, selfie sticks, outside food or beverage, no bags over the dimensions of 8 inches wide by 5 inches tall with a width of 2 inches, and other items that may challenge public safety. You can view our full list by visiting our frequently asked questions here