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2010 Ottawa Jazz Festival Countdown: Christine and Ingrid Jensen

Christine and Ingrid Jensen perform in the Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra at the 2009 National Jazz Awards, Toronto. photo ©Brett Delmage, 2009

The popular Canadian sisters in jazz, Christine Jensen (sax) and Ingrid Jensen (trumpet), return to the Ottawa Jazz Festival this year with the Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra. They will appear at the OLG tent on Saturday, June 26 at 10:30 p.m.

The Jensens have appeared regularly at the festival over the years, most recently in 2008, with Nordic Connect and also providing master classes for the Youth Summit.

The Orchestra features a wealth of Canadian jazz musicians, many from Montreal:

  • Christine Jensen - conductor, saxophones
  • Donny Kennedy - alto, soprano sax, flute
  • Erik Hove - alto sax, flute
  • Joel Miller - tenor/soprano sax, clarinet, flute
  • Chet Doxas - tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute
  • Sean Craig - baritone saxophone, clarinet, flute
  • Ingrid Jensen - soloist trumpet
  • Jocelyn Couture - trumpet
  • Bill Mahar - trumpet
  • Aron Doyle - trumpet
  • Dave Mossing – trumpet
  • David Grott - trombone
  • Jean Nicolas Trottier - trombone
  • David Martin - trombone
  • Bob Ellis - bass, trombone
  • Ken Bibace - guitar
  • Fraser Hollins - acoustic bass
  • Steve Amirault - piano
  • Martin Auguste - drums

The same lineup appears on Christine's latest album, Treelines, released this year.

More info: www.christinejensenmusic.com/