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Ambrose Akinmuire Quintet and Guests


Seattle Art Museum (map) Downtown
Thu., June 26, 8 p.m. 2014 21+

Courtesy of SAM

Ambrose Akinmusire is a brilliant jazz trumpeter who was born in 1982. His mother is from Mississippi, his father is from Nigeria, and he was raised in the Bay Area. His advanced education in music took place at the Manhattan School of Music, the University of Southern California, and the Monk Institute in Los Angeles, where he was taught by two giants of jazz: Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter. Akinmusire has released three albums as a leader so far, two of them with the prestigious Blue Note Records. And his most recent album, The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier to Paint, is by far his most ambitious work—not so much as a trumpeter but as a composer. Akinmusire is a trumpeter worth talking about. He never plays the instrument as a beam of sound, never perfectly blows the thing, but is always in the mode of suggestion and abstraction. He is not so much about the trumpet but the idea of a trumpet. Do not miss his show. CHARLES MUDEDE

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Seattle Art Museum

1300 First Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Hours: Wed-Mon

Venue Hours
  • Wed-Mon
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Thu., June 26, 8 p.m. 2014
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