“Ambrose Akinmusire may be the most distinctive, elusive, and ultimately satisfying trumpeter of his generation.” – The New York Times

“Clearly something very special and personal is at work here, a vision of jazz that’s bigger than camps, broader and more intellectually restless…” – The Los Angeles Times

Trumpeter and composer Ambrose Akinmusire has been one of the most exciting musicians to emerge in the 21st century. As a composer and bandleader, Akinmusire brings truth to the notion that music alone can be as immersive and transportive as any form of art. Though he's one of the hottest trumpeters around, it’s the full musical worlds he creates as a composer that make each new project so eagerly anticipated.

For his Jazz at Lincoln Center debut as a headliner, Akinmusire will perform his extended banyan suite, featuring his ensemble with extremely special guests. The powerful, original suite of music explores the role of mentorship in the oral and aural traditions of society and jazz. With living legends Jack DeJohnette and Tom Harrell on board, the performance exemplifies jazz as a living continuum, bringing together generations of distinctive voices through new music.

Don’t miss Ambrose Akinmusire with some of the all-time greatest jazz musicians in The Appel Room.

“The most distinctive, elusize, and ultimately satisfying trumpeter of his generation.”
– The New York Times

Venue

10 Columbus Circle

Accessibility

  • Large-print programs
    Large-print programs
  • Braille programs
    Braille programs
  • Wheelchair-accessible seating
    Wheelchair-accessible seating
  • Assistive listening devices
    Assistive listening devices

For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact [email protected] or 212.875.5375.

For ticketing information and general questions, please call 212.721.6500.

Jazz at Lincoln Center

Ambrose Akinmusire

March 27–28, 2020 The Appel Room

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Ambrose Akinmusire, trumpet

Tom Harrell, trumpet

Jack DeJohnette, drums

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