All Ages, Jazz, Lounge, & Cabaret, World, Latin, & Reggae

Ambrose Akinmusire

When: Tue., Oct. 28, 8 & 10 p.m. 2008

Oakland-raised trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire got his major star turn in 2007, when he won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition and the Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition -- within a week of one another. (To clinch only one of them would have been an incredible feat; to win both was extraordinary.) Akinmusire's intensity and stylistic versatility make him fascinating to watch on the bandstand; he can shift adeptly from "harder" abstract styles to jazz interpretations of Michael Jackson, and knows how to manhandle an audience. Check him out Tuesday, Oct. 28 at OaklandYoshi's (510 Embarcadero). 8 p.m. ($16) & 10 p.m. ($10).

Rachel Swan

Price: $10-$16

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