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Ingrid Jensen Jazz Trumpet Masterclass at GigSpace Performance Studio

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Tickets: $10

Ingrid Jensen is visiting Ottawa on Tuesday, April 22nd to perform at the NAC Fourth Stage with Michael Webster's Momentus Ontario Tour II – Ottawa. Nick Dyson and Trumpet Bootcamp have arranged for Ingrid to give a masterclass at GigSpace that day.

Student performances from trumpeters:

  • Éric Littlewood
  • Ben King
  • Evan Dalling
  • Megan Venables

Rhythm Section:

  • Benaias Lemma, guitar
  • Cyan Donati, bass
  • Andrew Laporte Ferderber, drums

Born in Vancouver and raised in Nanaimo, Canada, Ingrid Jensen headed east after receiving a number of scholarships to attend the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Since graduating in 1989, her life has contained a whirlwind of musical activities. From her early days playing in the subways of New York, to establishing herself as a leader and soloist in a wide array of musical genres, Ingrid has made her mark. Her three CD's for the ENJA label and her latest CD, At Sea, won her nominations from the Canadian Juno Awards, including an award in 1995 for Vernal Fields.

Her performances as a leader and as a featured soloist have taken her around the world from Canada to Japan, Australia, South America, South Africa, the Caribbean and to almost every country in Europe and Scandinavia.

Jensen can be heard as a soloist with the Christine Jensen Orchestra, her own own quartet and quintet formations, Project O, Nordic Connect and a number of other New York-based bands. She has received rave reviews and a strong reputation among critics and peers. In 2003 she was nominated, for the second time, alongside trumpeter Dave Douglas for a Jazz Journalist Association Award in New York and is seen yearly in the top five of the Downbeat Critic polls in the Talent deserving wider recognition category. She has performed with the Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra for more than a decade.

Currently, she is an artist-in-residence on the trumpet faculty at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Jensen continues to fill her schedule with an astonishing array of artistic creativity as a performer and educator. In addition to performing, she conducts master classes, clinics, and workshops around the world.

GigSpace (in Alcorn Music Studios)
953 Gladstone Avenue @ Loretta (Little Italy area, one block west of Preston Street)
Ottawa
613-729-0693
www.gigspaceottawa.com