Herbie Hancock & Kamasi Washington Announce Co-Headlining Tour
Pianist Herbie Hancock and saxophonist Kamasi Washington announced a batch of co-headlining tour dates. The pair of jazz musicians currently have 10 shows planned together across North America this summer.
Washington and Hancock’s co-headlining tour begins July 30 in Vienna, Virginia. They’ll both appear at the Newport Jazz Festival. The joint run continues throughout August with stops in Philadelphia; Toronto; Huber Heights, Ohio; Detroit; Denver; Seattle and Portland. There is also a tentative show planned in Chicago. The tour is currently set to wrap on August 23 in Berkeley, California. More dates are expected to be added. Tickets are set to go on sale on Friday, April 12.
NPR reports Hancock will be joined by guitarist Lionel Loueke, saxophonist/keyboardist Terrace Martin, bassist James Genus and drummer Vinnie Colaiuta. Hancock’s sets will consist of classics from his catalog and selections from his upcoming new album.