To top his last visit to New Orleans, in which he performed
four shows over two nights during the 2016 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, saxophonist and bandleader Kamasi Washington
returns to New Orleans for six shows over three nights in May.
Washington performs at 8 p.m. and midnight Thursday-Saturday, May 4-6 at One Eyed Jacks during the second weekend of Jazz Fest 2017. Tickets are $40
Washington's masterful, appropriately titled 2015 triple album The Epic
earned stellar reviews for its sweeping experiments in jazz and beyond, kicking down a door opened by Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly
, on which Washington also performs.