It’s been a gift to watch Kamasi Washington’s atmospheric rise as he’s been at the forefront of the next generation of jazz. Just in Minnesota he’s grown from Icehouse to the Palace to Rock the Garden, and now Washington returns with his transformational standard-bearing style of improvisational jazz to First Avenue’s Mainroom for one of the most anticipated live music events of the summer, jazz or otherwise. Sunday, August 11th, 7 PM. $30 advance, $35 door. —Drew Cobb

First Avenue, 701 N. 1st Ave., Minneapolis