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The Appel Room

Ambrose Akinmusire’s Large Ensemble presents BANYAN

Featuring Jack DeJohnette, Gary Bartz and Tom Harrell

What to Expect

  • Critically acclaimed trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire collaborates with some of the all-time greats in jazz
  • Free pre-concert discussion about the music and artists at 6pm and 8:30pm

“Ambrose Akinmusire may be the most distinctive, elusive, and ultimately satisfying trumpeter of his generation.” – The New York Times

“Clearly something very special and personal is at work here, a vision of jazz that’s bigger than camps, broader and more intellectually restless…” – The Los Angeles Times

Trumpeter and composer Ambrose Akinmusire has been one of the most exciting musicians to emerge in the 21st century. As a composer and bandleader, Akinmusire brings truth to the notion that music alone can be as immersive and transportive as any form of art. Though he's one of the hottest trumpeters around, it’s the full musical worlds he creates as a composer that make each new project so eagerly anticipated.

For his Jazz at Lincoln Center debut as a headliner, Akinmusire will perform his extended BANYAN suite, featuring his ensemble with extremely special guests. The powerful, original suite of music explores the role of mentorship in the oral and aural traditions of society and jazz. With living legends Jack DeJohnette, Gary Bartz, and Tom Harrell on board, as well as established jazz artists Sullivan Fortner, Matt Brewer, Marcus Gilmore, Walter Smith III, Marvin Sewell, and more, the performance exemplifies jazz as a living continuum, bringing together generations of distinctive voices through new music.

Don’t miss Ambrose Akinmusire with some of the all-time greatest jazz musicians in The Appel Room.


Roman Filiu, alto sax
Caroline Davis, alto sax
Walter Smith, tenor sax
Ben Kono, tenor sax
Dayna Stephens, baritone sax

Frank Greene, trumpet
Dave Ballou, trumpet
Stéphane Clément, trumpet

Ryan Keberle, trombone
Earl McIntyre, trombone/tuba
Kalia Vendever, trombone

Marvin Sewell,  guitar
Sullivan Fortner, piano
Matt Brewer, bass
Marcus Gilmore, drums 

Visitor Info

Box Office

Broadway and 60th Street

Ground Floor



Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm

Sun, 12pm-6pm





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Member and Subscriber Pre-Sale for Single Tickets – June 19, 2018

Single Tickets On Sale for General Public – June 26,2018