Ambrose Akinmusire AND KOOL A.D.: Origami Harvest

World premiere
With special guests Sam Harris, Marcus Gilmore and Mivos Quartet
Co-commissioned with the Ecstatic Music Festival

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Doors at 6pm | Music at 7:30pm (purchase tickets)
Amsterdam Bar & Hall, Saint Paul

“For a jazz trumpet player, you couldn't be more on top of the world than Ambrose Akinmusire.”  – NPR

“...a thoughtful effort to deconstruct and rearrange cultural objects in ways that challenge our deepest assumptions.” – Mother Jones on the music of Kool A.D.  

Jazz trumpet virtuoso Ambrose Akinmusire joins his “unfurling lines that confound expectation” (Chicago Tribune) with rapper Kool A.D.’s “social consciousness infused irreverence” (Colorlines) to create a brand new chamber music work co-commissioned by Liquid Music and the Ecstatic Music Festival. Guided by Akinmusire’s “strong aesthetic compass” (The New York Times), this uniquely explorative and expressive world premiere collaboration will feature the “fearless, precise and forward-looking” (The Chicago Reader) Mivos Quartet alongside pianist Sam Harris and drummer Marcus Gilmore.

Tickets: $20 ($15 for Liquid Music subscribers)