Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet

Ambrose Akinmusire Williams Center for the Arts

Friday / September 16, 2016 / 8 p.m.

Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet

Click here to purchase ticketsThe New York Times places Ambrose Akinmusire among post-bop’s “preternatural trumpet virtuosos” (think Wynton Marsalis, Lee Morgan), noting, “His sound is exacting, with a cutting attack offset by a smoky tone. As an improviser he strives for the unexpected, hurtling through precarious intervals.” Winner of the 2007 Monk International Jazz Competition, Akinmusire now leads a smoldering quintet with Sam Harris (piano), Harish Raghavan (bass), Joel M. Ross (vibes), and Tyshawn Sorey (drums). Together, they forge an atmospheric alloy that entrances audiences.

Tickets: $25
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Presented as part of the 29th Annual Easton Jazz Festival in association with the Boys and Girls Club of Easton.