Ambrose Akinmusire and Ron Carter
February 5 @ 7:30 PM PST
Beyond his masterful musicianship, Ambrose Akinmusire possesses an unrivaled gift for collaboration. His third night as Resident Artistic Director will be devoted to a duo performance with the iconic bassist, composer, and 1998 NEA Jazz Master Ron Carter. One of the greatest bassists in jazz history, the two-time GRAMMY winner is also the most recorded, holding a Guinness record for his 2200+ recording credits over his six-decade career.
ABOUT AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE:
The most distinctive trumpeter of our era, Oakland-reared Akinmusire plays with a dark-hued and gleaming tone. He merges straight ahead jazz with rappers and string quartets, “throwing out all the cliches to arrive at a fresh conception” (San Jose Mercury News). A Blue Note recording artist, Akinmusire pushes fearlessly forward – and is sought out by such legends as Jack DeJohnette and Kendrick Lamar.