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10/28 The Sound of Oaktown Brass

Posted by novoscene on October 27, 2008

Ambrose Akinmusire is one of those Oakland home town hero’s people can brag about when people talk smack about The Town.  The 26 year old trumpet player has been blowing professionally since before he could vote and last year took first place at two of the world’s most prestigious Jazz competitions-the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, and the Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition.

He’s played sideman for some of the coolest of the current big gunners including Ron Carter, Joe Henderson, Joshua Redman, and Steve Coleman and experimented with the newer crop of young lions including Esperanza Spaulding, Vijay Iyer and hip hop/fusion artist Mike Ladd.  Seems like a bit of an understatement, but young dude is amazingly badass with a horn.

He’s got gigs lined up around the world for the rest of the year, so catch him in all his badassness at Yoshi’s Oakland Tuesday night.  Then go tell all your friends how great Oakland musicians are.-kwan

Ambrose Akinmusire
8pm show $16, 10pm show $10
Yoshi’s Oakland
510 Embarcadero West, Oakland

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