With the release of his new album Origami Harvest, Ambrose Akinmusire once again dares jazz fans to embark on a musical adventure. The Californian trumpeter and composer constantly looks beyond the boundaries of jazz. In an ingenious way, he weaves elements of hip hop, classical music, pop, spoken word, art, and current social issues into a powerful statement. Akinmusire won the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition in 2007 and the Paul Acket Award at North Sea Jazz in 2014. He was taught by Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter. In addition, Akinmusire has worked with Esperanza Spalding and Snarky Puppy, and he also featured on Kendrick Lamar’s acclaimed album How To Pimp A Butterfly. At North Sea Jazz, Akinmusire is accompanied by the New York-based Mivos String Quartet, one of the most daring string ensembles of recent times. Rapper Nappy Nina is also part of the show.