Win FREE Tickets to Ambrose Akinmusire @ EMPAC at RPI on Wednesday

Ambrose Akinmusire
Ambrose Akinmusire

Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

Adventurous trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire is bringing his quartet to Troy at 8pm on Wednesday (August 16) to wrap up EMPAC at RPI’s inaugural summer season, and it promises to be a performance that no forward-thinking music fan is going to want to miss.

At age 19, Akinmusire began touring professionally with saxophonist Steve Coleman, before studying with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Terrence Blanchard. In 2007, he won both the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition and the Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition. Since then, he’s worked with jazz icons from Vijay Iyer and Aaron Parks to Esperanza Spalding and Jason Moran, recording three albums as a bandleader, including his brand new A Rift in Decorum: Live at the Village Vanguard. In 2015, he contributed to rapper Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy-nominated album To Pimp a Butterfly.

At EMPAC at RPI, he will be joined by his longtime band featuring Sam Harris (piano), Harish Raghavan (bass) and Justin Brown (drums).

Tickets are on sale now, priced at $18; $13 for students & seniors.

BUT WAIT… Have we got a deal for you! We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS for the show to two lucky Nippertown readers! To enter the contest, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. The deadline to enter is 10:30am on Wednesday (August 16), and the winners will be selected at random and notified on Wednesday afternoon. Enter today! And good luck! UPDATE: This contest has ended. Congrats to the winners who have been notified via email…

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  1. Rebecca says

    Would love to see this show!

  2. Cliff Bird says

    Jazz at EMPAC – what a great combination!

  3. Steve Piasecki says

    Last EMPAC show sold out

  4. Susan Brink says

    Should be a great show.

  5. Jim Shaw says

    Would love to see Jazz at EMPAC!

  6. Paul Kazee says

    Excited for opportunity to see Akinmusire at EMPAC!

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  8. Steve Nover says

    Jazz me

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