Saxophonist and Educator

"Vaughn Ambrose is an Educational visionary, a true jazz artist, a natural and phenomenal performer" 


“A legend in the making"

Vaughn Ambrose

Performer

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Educator

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A tremendously versatile artist who moves seamlessly from Big Band and post Bop to R&B and Funk.  A native of North Carolina, Vaughn earned his BM in Music Education and MM in Jazz Studies at East Carolina University under the tutelage of his mentor, Carroll V Dashiell as well as artist and distinguished professor, Bob Mintzer.

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About Me

Mr. Ambrose is the Director of Jazz at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes Upper School in Alexandria VA.  As a highly sought after educator he serves as guest clinician and soloist with various schools and ensembles nationally and internationally.  Additionally, he is an adjudicator for Festivals of Music, an internationally recognized music festival series for middle and high school performance groups.

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In addition to his celebrated career as an educator, and in demand soloist, Vaughn leads his own Jazz quartet in the DC metro area and freelances up and down the east coast.  He has performed at the Montreaux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the JVC Jazz Festival in New York City and the International Association of Jazz Educators Convention.

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Teaching Honors

In recognition of his contributions to music education, he has been the recipient of numerous teaching honors: Yale University Teaching Award; Northern Virginia Educational Leadership Award; Veterans of Foreign Wars National Citizenship Education Teacher Post Recognition Award; Alexandria Education Partnership Excellence in Education Teacher Award; Alexandria City Alex Award for Outstanding Contribution to Arts Education  

Additional Information

Vaughn has performed in concert with the following artists: Bob Mintzer and the Yellowjackets, Vanessa Ruben, Stephanie Jordan, Nnenna Freelon, Terell Stafford, Jon Faddis, Carl Allen, Little Anthony and The Imperials, the Dells, Ashford and Simpson, The Spinners, The Temptations, Lou Rawls, Aretha Franklin, and Gladys Knight.


In addition to his celebrated career as an educator, and in demand soloist, Vaughn leads his own Jazz quartet in the DC metro area and freelances up and down the east coast.  He has performed at the Montreaux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the JVC Jazz Festival in New York City and the International Association of Jazz Educators Convention.


In March 2009, as a member of the group Alvin Atkinson and the Sound Merchants, Vaughn participated in an inspiring US state Department tour, where they performed and Lectured in Afghanistan, Armenia, Iraq and Lebanon; the universality of music transcends all borders.

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Events

Wed June 5

Lake Anne Coffee House

6:30pm - 9:30pm

1612 Washington Plz Reston, VA

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Wed June 5

Lake Anne Coffee House

Join us as we present live jazz on the patio at the coffee house.

6:30pm - 9:30pm

1612 Washington Plz Reston, VA

Sun June 9

Lake Anne Coffee House

4:30pm - 7pm

1612 Washington Plz Reston, VA

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Sun June 9

Lake Anne Coffee House

Come out and join us on the patio for some great food, beverages and a little Neo Soul and R&B 

4:30pm - 7pm

1612 Washington Plz Reston, VA

Wed June 12

Lake Anne Coffee House

6:30pm - 9:30pm

1612 Washington Plz Reston, VA

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Wed June 12

Lake Anne Coffee House

Join us as we present live jazz on the patio at the coffee house.

6:30pm - 9:30pm

1612 Washington Plz Reston, VA

Fri June 14

Unity Ballerz Fundraiser

7pm - 9pm

Alexandria VA

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Fri June 14

Unity Ballerz Fundraiser

A Friday evening of jazz music featuring some of the metro area's most celebrated artists.  This fundraiser supports the Unity Ballerz national AAU tournament participation.


Presented by the Yellow Door Concert Series. 

yellowdoorconcertseries.com


7pm - 9pm

Alexandria VA

Sun June 16

Lake Anne Coffee House

4:30pm - 7pm

1612 Washington Plz Reston VA

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Sun June 16

Lake Anne Coffee House

Come out and join us on the patio for some great food, beverages and a little Neo Soul and R&B 

4:30pm - 7pm

1612 Washington Plz Reston VA

More Events

Charlie Parker with Strings Project:


The Vaughn Ambrose Quartet


Charlie Parker with String Project

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Management and Booking

Robyn Ambrose 

direct  703.622.1703

Email:  robynambrose@me.com

Vaughn Ambrose, Saxophonist and Educator

Direct Line: (703) 622-0307