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trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire quartet
Moss Theater (New Roads School at The Herb Alpert Educational Village)
Santa Monica, CA
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trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire quartet
Ambrose Akinmusire, is a thrilling young trumpeter and astute bandleader with a unique spark in his playing. In 2007 Akinmusire won the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, decided by a panel of judges that included Terence Blanchard, Quincy Jones, Herb Alpert and Roy Hargrove. That same year, Ambrose also won the Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition and released his debut album. He has never looked back! The New Yorker

Theres a thoughtful poise to Akinmusires inventive, often incandescent trumpet playing that justifies the praise thats been heaped upon him. If all he brought to the table were his daring trumpet playing, Ambrose would surely have turned heads, but his ongoing canon of recordings have exceeded every expectation. Its as if hes always had this idea of what his music should be, and the limitations of the instrument didnt deter him from that.Terence Blanchard

Mr. Akinmusire cant help but make an impression The connection he achieves with his band is awe inspiring. His spry quartet knows how to flesh out his ideas in an unfolding present tense. JazzTimes

Ambrose says: I think you reach a point as a musician where you cant go any further alone. And I think everybody in my band has sort of reached that level. when I play with my band... its endless.

Ambrose Akinmusire -trumpet
Sam Harris -piano
Harish Raghavan -bass
Jamire Williams -drums



Moss Theater (New Roads School at The Herb Alpert Educational Village) (View)
3131 Olympic Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404
United States

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Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!