Ken Leighton 8 p.m., Aug. 16
Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet
The Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet features trumpeter Akinmusire, pianist Sam Harris, bassist Harish Raghavan, and drummer Justin Brown. Akinmusire catapulted to widespread recognition with his 2007 triumph at the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, impressing a panel of brass royalty, including Terence Blanchard, Quincy Jones, Clark Terry, and Roy Hargrove. Raised in Oakland, he was a standout in the Berkeley High Jazz Band and later attended the Manhattan School of Music on full scholarship. Recognized by the New York Times as “a ﬁercely gifted young trumpeter,” in 2010 he became one of the few rising artists to be signed by the prestigious Blue Note Records label.
- When: Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
- Cost: $21 - $26