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Concerts

Christian McBride in rehearsal at the Kennedy Center.

September 12, 2013 JazzSet catches the anniversary show featuring Christian McBride at the Kennedy Center.

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Ambrose Akinmusire performs with his quintet on the Harbor Stage during the Newport Jazz Festival.

August 8, 2011 Hear the tight quintet, among the most sought-after players of their generation, play at Newport.

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Carmen Staaf.

March 31, 2011 From the Kennedy Center, the award-winning pianist and trumpeter catch listeners' attention.

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Ambrose Akinmusire

October 29, 2009 With a warm yet assertive tone, the trumpeter leads a quintet at the KC Jazz Club in a concert.

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Studio Sessions

Linda Oh Trio performs at WBGO.

April 7, 2010 Oh's trio channels Led Zeppelin and Dave Holland with an uncommonly spare sound at WBGO.

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Interviews & Profiles

Ambrose Akinmusire's latest album is the imagined savior is far easier to paint.

March 16, 2014 One of the most talked-about new names in jazz, the 32-year-old trumpeter is more auteur than star.

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Reviews

Ambrose Akinmusire would rather fit into a cohesive band and spread the solos around than put himself way out front.

May 27, 2011 The trumpeter would rather fit into a cohesive band than put himself way out front.

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More Stories

Ambrose Akinmusire.

April 30, 2011 Preview new releases by Ambrose Akinmusire, The Cookers, Rebirth Brass Band and France's ONJ.

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Ambrose Akinmusire's new album, The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint, is out March 11.

March 2, 2014 The young trumpeter may be the most buzzed-about, sought-after player of his generation.

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When The Heart Emerges Glistening

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  • Album: When The Heart Emerges Glistening
  • Artist: Ambrose Akinmusire
  • Released: 2011
 

Prelude to Cora

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  • Album: Prelude to Cora
  • Artist: Ambrose Akinmusire
  • Label: New Talent Spain
  • Released: 2008
 

The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint

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  • Album: The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint
  • Artist: Ambrose Akinmusire
  • Label: Blue Note
  • Released: 2014