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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.


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


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


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.


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.


Carmen Staaf.

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


Linda Oh Trio performs at WBGO.

Listen Linda Oh: The Places She'll Go WBGO

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


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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