Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet

Friday, October 12, 2012 | 9:00 pm


At age 30, trumpet firebrand Ambrose Akinmusire — the inheritor of Miles Davis and Wynton Marsalis — is the leader of the new school of jazz players, thanks to winning the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition and releasing the breakout Blue Note debut When the Heart Emerges. “His sound is exacting,” says The New York Times, “with a cutting attack offset by a smoky tone.” Now Akinmusire brings his top-notch quintet, “the most sought-after players of their generation” (NPR), into the close quarters of the Casbah for two sizzling nights.

Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet:

Akinmusire — trumpet
Walter Smith III — tenor sax
Sam Harris — piano
Harish Raghavan — bass
Justin Brown — drums

Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet is a co-presentation of Duke Performances and Casbah Durham.

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