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Ambrose Akinmusire

Ambrose Akinmusire

Ambrose Akinmusire
@ the Love Supreme Jazz Festival
4 July 2015

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Desert Island Discs

Which 2 albums would you take with you to a desert island?

John Coltrane - Crescent
Joni Mitchell - Both Sides Now

Biography

Trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire is a forward-thinking musician with a bent toward atmospheric post-bop. Born in Oakland, California, Akinmusire showed early promise by his teens and gigged professionally while also playing in the Berkeley High School Jazz Ensemble. Early encounters with such luminaries as saxophonists Joe Henderson and Steve Coleman pushed Akinmusire to focus a keen eye on his own development. He earned his bachelor's degree from the Manhattan School of Music and later his master's from the University of Southern California. Along the way, Akinmusire studied with such trumpet luminaries as master teacher Laurie Frink, Lew Soloff, and Terence Blanchard. Akinmusire has appeared as a sideman on many albums, including works by saxophonist Coleman, pianists Aaron Parks and Vijay Iyer, trombonist Josh Roseman, bassist Esperanza Spalding, and others. In 2007 Akinmusire won the Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition and the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition.

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Recommended
Listening

 

When The Heart Emerges glistening the imagined sailor is easier to paint

 

Further
Recommended
Viewing

Click the images below to see Ambrose Akinmusire @ the Pizza Express Jazz Club, 2015,
Celebrating 75 Years of Blue Note Records, 2014,
or with Michel Portal, 2011...

Ambrose Akinmusire @ the PizzaExpress Jazz Club, 2015  (click to go to his page) Celebrating 75 Years of Blue Note Records, 2014  (click to go to this page) Ambrose Akinmusire with Michel Portal, 2011 (click to go to this page)

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