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Jazz trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire returns to April Jazz  with his celebrated quartet. Signed to the legendary label Blue Note Records, Akinmusire is a rising star in American Jazz. At 19, he began touring professionally with saxophonist Steve Colemen, before studying with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and Terrence Blanchard at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. In 2007, he won both the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition and the Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition. Akinmusire has since worked with jazz icons from Vijay Iyer and Aaron Parks to Esperanza Spalding and Jason Moran, recording two albums as a bandleader. In 2015, he contributed to rapper Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy-nominated album To Pimp a Butterfly”.

Ambrose Akinmusire, trumpet
Sam Harris, piano
Harish Raghava, bass
Justin Brown, drums

Jazz clinic: Ambrose Akinmusire, trumpetJustin Brown, drums
Fri 27.4. at 17.00, free entrance
Ebeli, Ahertajantie 6C (1. floor), 02100 Espoo

Justin Brown, drums
Fri 27.4. at 17.00, free entrance
Ebeli, Ahertajantie 6B, 02100 Espoo

The jazz clinics are organized by Espoo Big Band Association in cooperation with Ebeli, Sibelius-Academy, Pop & Jazz Conservatory, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and the Drummers’ Association of Finland.


French drummer Sylvain Darrifourcq is a prodigious original whose repertoire has all the spiky, crackling energy of improv, but which balances spontaneity with very tight organization” John Fordham, The Guardian

Virtuoso and creative french drummer Sylvain Darrifourcq leads this minimalist-brutal jazz trio through abstracted, brain-meltingly virtuosic compositions that come off like mashups of Webern, Satie, Mr. Bungle, and beautifully textured chamber jazz.

In Love With, will be the desire shapes somewhere jailed in a straight implacably geometry. It’s epileptic, it’s fleeting, it’s jerky, it’s rough but it might also be still and apathetic. It’s the violence of the straight line.

Sylvain Darrifourcq, drums
Théo Ceccaldi, violin
Valentin Ceccaldi, cello

In cooperation with the AJC / French Nordic Jazz Transit

Duration 3h 15min, including intermission

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