Ambrose Akinmusire Quartethttp://www.ambroseakinmusire.com/
About the artist
Born and raised in California, Ambrose Akinmusire was a member of the Berkeley High School Jazz Ensemble when he caught the attention of saxophonist Steve Coleman. Akinmusire was asked to join Coleman’s Five Elements, embarking on a european tour when he was just a 19-year-old student at the Manhattan School of Music.
After returning to the West Coast to pursue a master’s degree at the University of Southern California, Akinmusire went on to attend the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz in Los Angeles, where he studied with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Terence Blanchard.
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, Hugh Masekela, Clark Terry and Roy Hargrove.
He played with Vijay Iyer, Aaron Parks, Esperanza Spalding and Jason Moran.
Akinmusire combines three brilliant instrumental merits: a virtuosity of speed and fluency, an ability to generate new kinds of patterns and intervals and a freshly conceived approach to sound.
Line up Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet : Ambrose Akinmusire – trumpet , Sam Harris – piano, Harish Raghavan – bass, Justin Brown – drums.
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