The Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet Thursday, November 19, 7:30 p.m. Bowker Auditorium
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Billy Taylor Jazz Residency Artist

THE AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE QUARTET    

Thursday, November 19 at 7:30 p.m., Bowker Auditorium


Composer and trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire (pronounced ah-kin-MOO-sir-ee) cut his jazz teeth playing professionally while still in high school. Inspired by legendary saxophonists Joe Henderson and Steve Coleman, he won the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition and released his first album in 2007. Called “a thrilling trumpeter and astute bandleader [with a] unique spark in his playing” (The New Yorker), Akinmusire has moved to the front ranks of progressive jazzmen, leading his quartet and contributing his burnished tone to projects with the OSSO String Quartet and vocalists Becca Stevens and Theo Bleckmann.

 

Ambrose Akinmusire

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