Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet
*JS:10 Anniversary Concert*
Thursday, Apr 26, 2012 7:30 PM EDT
(6:30 PM Doors)
Jazz Standard, New York, NY
Our tenth anniversary festivities continue this week with this gifted young trumpeter, who first played Jazz Standard in April 2008 (with a stellar quintet of Mark Turner, Aaron Parks, Ben Street and Eric Harland). Ambrose will be back on the bandstand bearing rave notices from critics and a wave of support from a steadily growing fan base. Writing in The New York Times in December 2011, Nate Chinen named his Blue Note label debut When The Heart Emerges Glistening as the Number One album (jazz or otherwise) of the year. Chinen called Akinmusire “an earnest young trumpeter with a bracingly original style” and his CD “a smart dispatch from the new post–bop frontier.” Meanwhile, in a four–star review for DownBeat, John Corbett wrote: “Akinmusire’s forceful outing is as noteworthy for the strength of the overall concept as for the individual accomplishments of its leader, head-turning as they are…Clearly something very special and personal is at work here, a vision of jazz that’s bigger than camps, broader and more intellectually restless than blowing sessions.”
All seating is on a first come, first seated basis. Ticket purchase guarantees you admission to the show. Serving award winning Blue Smoke Barbecue.