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Mixing jazz, hip-hop and beats proves therapeutic for Kassa Overall

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Kassa Overall

Kassa Overall's music is the sound of a classical jazz musician raised by West Coast G Funk. He's not afraid to mix and match genres, like throwing autotuned raps on top of smooth-jazz trumpet.

The New York-based hip-hop jazz musician got his start playing in Seattle's Garfield High School band, and Saturday marks his return to the site of his musical upbringing with a concert at the Neptune Theatre.

KNKX's Anya Steinberg caught up with Overall in his Manhattan hotel room-turned-recording studio.

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