"Music is how I live, why I live and how I will be remembered."
How Was Duke Ellington Significant to American Culture?
It Don't Mean a Thing if It Ain't Got That Swing
Ambrose Akinmusire is an American jazz musician. He went on tours in Europe. In 2007 he won Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition and the Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition. If you listen to the trumpet music he is making you can relate it to Duke Ellington. I think this because they can both use very long notes. Of course I think this because I can't play the trumpet at all. Of course Duke Ellington is most famous for his quick short notes, I think if you put Ambrose Akinmusire's music with Duke Ellington's music, it would sound really good.