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Mivos Quartet, Ambrose Akinmusire, and Kool A.D.: Ecstatic Music Festival

Saturday, February 18, 2017
at 7:30 PM

Merkin Concert Hall
New York, NY 10036


Event Information

Ambrose Akinmusire, Kool A.D., and Mivos Quartet are featured at the Ecstatic Music Festival.

Presented by Kaufman Music Center in partnership with Liquid Music

Jazz trumpet virtuoso Ambrose Akinmusire, hailed by PopMatters as “one of the very best musicians in jazz–or any other style of music,” joins post-modern rapper Kool A.D., known for his “social consciousness infused irreverence” (Colorlines), for the premiere of a new chamber work that pushes the boundaries of jazz and hip hop. 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.