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Jazz at Meade is proud to welcome back Vaughn Ambrose. 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. Vaughn’s artistry and commitment to education has afforded him the opportunity to perform and lecture in Afghanistan, Armenia, Canada, Iraq, Kenya, and Lebanon; the universality of music transcends all borders.

Vaughn is a tremendously versatile artist who moves seamlessly from Big Band and Post Bop to R&B and Funk, and Western Classical music. He has performed in concert with the following artists: Bob Mintzer and the Yellowjackets, Vanessa Rubin, Stephanie Jordan, Nnenna Freelon, Terell Stafford, Jon Faddis, Carl Allen, Little Anthony and The Imperials, The Dells, Ashford & Simpson, The Spinners, The Temptations, Lou Rawls, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight and was recently the featured soloist, performing John William’s Concerto for Saxophone..

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. He is a board member of the Alexandria Arts Alliance, a nonprofit coalition of arts organizations, artist, and arts advocates. Together with his wife Robyn, they have launched Yellow Door Concert Series, which is a community focused opportunity for exposure to live art music.

Vaughn Ambrose is a native of North Carolina and 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.