Gig Club presents...Kamasi Washington
The 10th of may in Porto was marked by a lot of events – I assume – however the most important of them all turned out to be Kamasi Washington playing his smooth saxofone to a room of avid listeners.
One of a kind, Washigton brings to the spotlight the classic jazz to the younger crowd, giving it a funkier twist, more in paralel with the times.
He was not alone on stage, the name we all know and love was accompanied by a very qualified group of talented musicians who transpired groove and knowledge onto the crowd.
Kamasi Washington has a sort of image that makes us think of wisdom, in this sense, musical wisdom. His fingers are faster than the eye can see and his happiness onstage is more than contagious.
The whole gig was a sort of fancy dinner party that revolved around music. Washington is a sort of magician, he brings people joy and he certainly gave the ones there a great night.
Text and photos: Joana Paiva