October 30th, 2008
Ambrose Akinmusire Wednesday, October 29 and
Thursday, October 30 at Tula’s Restaurant
Winner of the 2007 Thelonious Monk Trumpet Competition and the Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition, two of the most prestigious
awards in jazz, the Oakland-born Ambrose Akinmusire has established himself as an extremely bright and intriguing rising star.
Having performed with such musicians
as Joe Henderson, Billy Higgins, Steve Coleman, and Joshua Redman (all before he was 18), Akinmusire came of age appreciating the importance of experimentation and ongoing development.
And since his musical trajectory has carried him in several directions at once, the results have been most exciting to watch. His debut album as a leader, 2008’s Prelude: To Cora, confirmed his potential, marking Akinmusire as one sure to enjoy a brilliantly-creative career.
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Photograph by Seattle photographer Daniel Sheehan, a photojournalist specializing in jazz photography, photojournalism and portrait photography for publications and corporations. He is also a Seattle wedding photographer with a subtle, unobtrusive, story-telling approach creating award winning wedding photojournalism ranking him as one of the best Seattle wedding photographers.