Ambrose And Friends at Stanford Jazz Festival at Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Jennifer Low uploaded this event on May 12, 2016
Tue, August 2, 2016
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One of the most exciting and distinctive artists in jazz today, Blue Note recording artist and SJW faculty member and alumnus Ambrose Akinmusire has developed an engaging atmospheric sound as a trumpeter and as a composer. Heavily influenced by early encounters with saxophonists Steve Coleman and Joe Henderson while a student here at SJW, as well as by extended studies with trumpet artists Lew Soloff and Terence Blanchard, his star rose rapidly after he won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz competition in 2007. This led to appearances on recordings by Steve Coleman, Vijay Iyer, and Esperanza Spalding, among others. Akinmusire returns to SJW this summer for the first time since 2009, having established a reputation for a genre-blurring artistic vision encompassing classical forms as well as the spoken word. ...