April Jazz Festival: AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE (US)
Jazz trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire returns to April Jazz with his celebrated quartet. Signed to the legendary label Blue Note Records, Akinmusire is a rising star in American Jazz. At 19, he began touring professionally with saxophonist Steve Colemen, before studying with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and Terrence Blanchard at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. In Protected content , he won both the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition and the Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition. Akinmusire has since worked with jazz icons from Vijay Iyer and Aaron Parks to Esperanza Spalding and Jason Moran, recording two albums as a bandleader. In Protected content , he contributed to rapper Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy-nominated album “To Pimp a Butterfly”.
Ambrose Akinmusire, trumpet
Sam Harris, piano
Harish Raghava, bass
Justin Brown, drums
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