Ambrose Akinmusire in dark sweater with orange backdrop

Ambrose Akinmusire and Gerald Clayton perform in NEA Jazz Masters ceremony

USC Thornton alumni Ambrose Akinmusire (MM ’07) and Gerald Clayton (BM ’07) performed in the virtual edition of this year’s National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters ceremony. The virtual concert on August 20 honored Dorthaan Kirk, Bobby McFerrin, Roscoe Mitchell and Reggie Workman with a packed lineup of performances and speakers. Pianist Clayton performs in multiple pieces alongside honoree Reggie Workman, and trumpeter Akinmusire performs with honoree Roscoe Mitchell.

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