Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet
Saturday, September 17, 2022, 8 pm
Vermont Jazz Center
72 Cotton Mill Hill #222
Brattleboro VT 05301
Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet), Sam Harris (piano), Russell Hall (bass), Tim Angulo
This concert will have ONLY an in-person audience. There will NO livestream component.
Akinmusire is a multiyear winner of Downbeat’s critics’ choice awards for Trumpeter of the Year (including 2021) and Jazz Artist of the Year.
A visionary artist with six albums as a leader, he is a first call sideman found on recordings with Joni Mitchell, Brad Mehldau, Kendrick Lamar and many others.
Ambrose Akinmusire is a truth-teller whose music is an expression of his personal journey as a Black man. Although he loves playing jazz standards, he has chosen to compose original music that draws attention to the realities of racism.
The list of his accolades include Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition Winner, Carmine Caruso International Trumpet Solo Competition Winner; Downbeat Critics Poll: Jazz Artist of the Year, Best Trumpet (numerous times); Jazz Times Critic’s Poll: Trumpeter of the Year (3 times), Artist of the Year, Record of the Year; New York Times Best Jazz Album of the year (2011), Jazz Journalist Association Trumpeter of the Year and others too numerous to mention.
His discography includes 6 albums as a leader and sideman work with Kendrick Lamar, Joni Mitchell, Joel Ross, Brad Mehldau, Marcus Miller, Trilok Gurtu, the Yellow Jackets, Jack DeJohnette, Archie Shepp,Terri Lyne Carrington, Roy Hargrove, Mimi Jones, Esperanza Spalding,Tom Harrell and many others.
Akinmusire is one of the most acclaimed jazz artists of his generation, a trumpeter of deep expressive resources and a composer of kaleidoscopic vision. —NPR
Sponsored by David Salzberg and Elissa Barr.
Admission is sliding scale, $20- $40 per person.
Mask wearing required for entry. Be sure to purchase your tickets soon as this event will likely sell out quickly and there will be no online option to view this concert.
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