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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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Mon Dec 2

Alfred Street Baptist Church presents Joy to the World—A Christmas Celebration

8:00pm - 10:00pm

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566

Event Details

Mon Dec 2

Alfred Street Baptist Church presents Joy to the World—A Christmas Celebration

Noted conductor Theodore Thorpe III will return for the third time to conduct this concert featuring a choir of over 100 voices accompanied by a full symphony orchestra, with interpretations enriched by liturgical dance and drama. Guest artists include 10-time Grammy Award® winners Take 6, a world-class a cappella sextet specializing in jazz-styled sacred music classics.

8:00pm - 10:00pm

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566

Wed Dec 4

The Vaughn Ambrose Duo featuring Michael Pavone

6pm - 9pm

U.S. PTO 600 Dulany Street or Eisenhower Ave entrance Alexandria, VA 22314

Event Details

Wed Dec 4

The Vaughn Ambrose Duo featuring Michael Pavone

Volunteers are the Heart of Alexandria Event.

For more information contact:


Volunteer Alexandria
703-836-2176
mail@volunteeralexandria.org

6pm - 9pm

U.S. PTO 600 Dulany Street or Eisenhower Ave entrance Alexandria, VA 22314

Thu Dec 5

Lake Anne Coffee House

6pm - 9pm

1612 Washington Plz Reston VA

Event Details

Thu Dec 5

Lake Anne Coffee House

Join us at the wine bar as we present live jazz by candle light.

6pm - 9pm

1612 Washington Plz Reston VA

Thu Dec 12

Lake Anne Coffee House

6pm - 9pm

1612 Washington Plz, Reston VA

Event Details

Thu Dec 12

Lake Anne Coffee House

Join us at the wine bar as we present live jazz by candle light.

6pm - 9pm

1612 Washington Plz, Reston VA

Fri Dec 13

Yellow Door Concert Series and AFMC Present: "Christmas in the Valley

7pm - 8:30pm

Alexandria Free Methodist Church 4901 Polk Ave Alexandria, VA 22304

Event Details

Fri Dec 13

Yellow Door Concert Series and AFMC Present: "Christmas in the Valley

Join us in our very own Seminary Valley Neighborhood as we celebrate the season with a Little Big Band.  The little big band is comprised  of some our areas must sought after and celebrated instrumentalists.  The event will also feature the Alexandria Free Methodist Children's Choir accompanied by the AFMC youth band.  

  

We will begin the evening with sweet treats, warm cider and an artist meet and greet 30 minutes before the music starts. All food and beverage will be provided.  As always, we will be taking donations for our musicians at the door- show your love!

   


For more information please visit:

www.yellowdoorconcertseries.com

7pm - 8:30pm

Alexandria Free Methodist Church 4901 Polk Ave Alexandria, VA 22304

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Email:  robynambrose@me.com

Vaughn Ambrose, Saxophonist and Educator

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