Among the most sought-after players of their generation, trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire brings his thrilling, often visionary, quintet to Manchester.
Bluenote-signed Ambrose Akinmusire shot into into the limelight in 2007 after winning the Thelonius Monk International Jazz Competition and the Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition, two of the most prestigious jazz competitions in the world. In 2011 the LA Times named him as ‘one of the faces to watch’ in music.
Such plaudits aside, this dazzling fresh new talent displays an incredible clarity and vision in his playing that’s not been seen for a long time. Backed by the formidable force of tenor saxophonist Walter Smith III, pianist Sam Harris, bassist Harish Raghavan, and drummer Justin Brown, this quintet have been turning heads wherever they play. Now visiting Manchester on the back of his tour-de-force Bluenote debut, When The Heart Emerges Glistening, catch this great new talent at The Band.
“The music and the band vibe are wonderfully original and current. Clearly something very special and personal is at work here” Downbeat ****
Support comes from award-winning pianist, composer and arranger, Robert Mitchell, who counts Steve Williamson, Norma Winstone Courtney Pine and Greg Osby amongst his many collaborators. In the words of the Metro, “Robert Mitchell creates chamber jazz of astonishing beauty. His music communicates rapt attention, inquisitiveness, high intelligence and refined feeling. Mitchell is a lyricist and a thinker, and British jazz is far richer for his presence.”
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