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

Read Ambrose Akinmusire: 'Music Can Tell You What It Wants To Be'

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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Christian McBride in rehearsal at the Kennedy Center.

Listen They Drive At 55: The Monterey Jazz Anniversary Tour WBGO

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

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

Listen Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet, Live At Newport WBGO

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

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

Read Ambrose Akinmusire: An Expressive Range Emerges

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

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Ambrose Akinmusire.

Read New School, Old School And Dance Music: New Jazz Albums

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

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Read Carmen Staaf, Ambrose Akinmusire On JazzSet WBGO

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

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Linda Oh Trio performs at WBGO.

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

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Listen Ambrose Akinmusire: Shining At Kennedy Center WBGO

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

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