The Northampton Arts Council is a city board and a non-profit organization whose goal is to support and promote the arts in Northampton. Originally created as a Local Arts Lottery Council, it began its work by administering a grants program in which proceeds from a state lottery are distributed to local artists, arts groups, and public schools.

Monday, November 9, 2015

A LISTENING PARTY WITH AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE

A  LISTENING PARTY WITH AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE. Rsvp today!



A New Generation of JAZZ musicians - Watch the video! 

Composer and trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire (pronounced ah-kin-MOO-sir-ee) cut his jazz teeth playing professionally while still in high school. Inspired by legendary saxophonists Joe Henderson and Steve Coleman, he won the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition and released his first album in 2007. Called “a thrilling trumpeter and astute bandleader [with a] unique spark in his playing” (The New Yorker), Akinmusire has moved to the front ranks of progressive jazzmen, leading his quartet and contributing his burnished tone to projects with the OSSO String Quartet and vocalists Becca Stevens and Theo Bleckmann.
 
GET A SNEAK PEEK! 

Ambrose Akinmusire will be performing at the Northampton Jazz Workshop on Tuesday, November 17. VJN members can meet him at an exclusive LISTENING PARTY on November 17 before his appearance at the Workshop: 5:30 pm, Fairview Inn Lobby, Conz Street, Northampton, MA. Please RSVP by November 12th.
Email yvonne@admin.umass.edu or call 413.545.4161


Ambrose will perform a full concert with his quartet in Bowker Auditorium (UMASS) on November 19th at 7:30 p.m. For tickets visit fineartscenter.com

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