Kamasi Washington at the Independent, by Jon Ching
Kamasi Washington (photo: Jon Ching)

Rising jazz artist Kamasi Washington got a big push in mainstream appeal with his notable contributions to Kendrick Lamar's Grammy-winning album To Pimp A Butterfly and was all over a ton of best of 2015 lists with his last album, The Epic.  The 2016 Noise Pop Music Festival was lucky to grab him as part of the many artists on the lineup, headlining two sold out shows at the Independent on the same evening, Thursday February 25, 2016.  Our photographer Jon Ching attended the late show that night and has these colorful photos from a night of unparalleled tenor and jazz energy.