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Ingrid Jensen

Born in Vancouver and raised in Nanaimo, Canada, Ingrid 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 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, the Caribbean and to almost every country in Europe and Scandinavia.

Jensen can be heard with the Maria Schneider Orchestra, a number of other New York-based bands, as well as with her own groups. 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. A recent highlight was being featured on Gil Evans' Porgy and Bess at the San Francisco Jazz Festival, under the direction of Maria Schneider. She was also a guest in the festival's "Tribute to Woody Shaw and Freddie Hubbard", alongside Terence Blanchard, Eddie Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson and Kenny Garrett. Some of the many musicians she has performed and or recorded with include; Steve Wilson, Jeff 'Tain' Watts, Dr.Lonnie Smith, Marc Copland, Bob Berg, Gary Thomas, Gary Bartz, Jeff Hamilton, Bill Stewart, Terri-Lynn Carrington, Geoffrey Keezer, Billy Hart, George Garzone, Chris Connor, Victor Lewis, Clark Terry, and the DIVA Big Band.

Jensen is currently on faculty at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore. From 1990 until 1992 she was professor of Jazz Trumpet at the Bruckner Conservatory of Music and at the Hochshule for Musik in Berlin. 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. Her current summer workshops include positions at the Salzburg Jazz Seminar, the Centrum Jazz Camp at Port Townsend, and The Brubeck Institute.

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Album Review

Brenda Earle Stokes: Motherhood

Read "Motherhood" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Motherhood is a salient subject if ever there was one. Yet few jazz musicians ever touch on it in their work, never mind dedicating an entire record to the topic. The real or keenly felt need to keep up with the Joneses in a musical atmosphere that typically applauds and promotes standard bearers, hyper-masculine happenings, politically charged firebrands, and cutting-edge quests doesn't leave much room for an honest and open-hearted look at the scope of selflessness and self-discovery involved with ...

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Darcy James Argue's Secret Society: Dynamic Maximum Tension

Read "Dynamic Maximum Tension" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Precursore nel 2009 (con l'innovativo Infernal Machines) del nuovo rinascimento orchestrale nel jazz, Darcy James Argue approda all'etichetta Nonesuch e pubblica il nuovo album in studio: un doppio CD realizzato con i consueti partner della Secret Society più l'aggiunta della cantante Cecile McLorin Salvant e della violinista Sara Caswell. A differenza degli ultimi due dischi, Dynamic Maximum Tension non è un'opera multimediale ma conserva la spinta visionaria animata dalla costante riflessione socio-politica. Spinta che si traduce in ...

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Darcy James Argue's Secret Society: Dynamic Maximum Tension

Read "Dynamic Maximum Tension" reviewed by Katchie Cartwright


Darcy James Argue's superb double-album Nonesuch debut offers compositions written throughout his career. He turns to twentieth-century thinkers for “ideas that can help us in the present, that we can reexamine and reconfigure for our own purposes." These include futurist designer Buckminster Fuller, cryptanalyst-computer scientist Alan Turing, composer-arranger Bob Brookmeyer, actress-screenwriter Mae West, trumpeter-mentor Laurie Frink, and musician-beyond-category Duke Ellington, among others. Like West, Argue seems to control his own path. He may not yet be the tycoon she was, ...

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Magos Herrera: Aire

Read "Aire" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Se amate l'universo musicale latino nelle sue varie espressioni--più o meno jazzisticamente orientate--verrete coinvolti profondamente da questo disco intenso e sorprendente. Magos Herrera è una cantante e compositrice messicana poco nota in Italia ma considerata tra le massime vocalist contemporanee. Magos risiede a New York dal 2008 e in due decenni ha pubblicato dischi ricercati, spaziando da contenuti jazzistici (ad es. Distancia con Aaron Goldberg e Lionel Loueke) a personali incursioni nel patrimonio musicale di Centro e Sudamerica ...

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Artemis: In Real Time

Read "In Real Time" reviewed by Katchie Cartwright


For drummer Allison Miller, a key feature of In Real Time is that this second Blue Note release captures the unique ensemble sound of Artemis. She stresses a palpable sonic integrity that she attributes to trust and chemistry. Renee Rosnes emphasizes the singularity of each player in the equation, underscoring “a striking juxtaposition between the stylistic approaches of the two saxophonists," Nicole Glover and Alexa Tarantino; “each illuminates the other." She adds, “ Nobody sounds like Ingrid," which is certainly ...

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Artemis: In Real Time

Read "In Real Time" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Artemis double down on their fiery yet regal 2020 self-titled, Blue Note debut with a punchy, calligraphic flare (thanks in part to their younger contemporaries, in demand multi-reedist Alexa Tarantino and hellfire saxophonist Nicole Glover), catch fire, and watch it spread. An early, sure-fire contender for the tops-of-twenty-three list barrage, In Real Time is really very hard to resist, even when it falls out of step. “Balance of Time," though intoxicating in texture, seems out of sequence just ...

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Kristin Berardi: The Light & The Dark

Read "The Light & The Dark" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Kristin Berardi è una jazz vocalist australiana con quindici anni d'esperienza professionale e una decina di dischi alle spalle, riconosciuta tra le migliori cantanti del suo Paese. Da qualche tempo s'è trasferita in Svizzera, dove nel 2006, agli inizi di carriera, ha vinto l'International Jazz Vocal Competition al Festival di Montreux. Dopo fantasiose prove come classica jazz singer, reinterpretando soprattutto standard (si ascoltino ad esempio gli ottimi Where or When del 2015 e Just as You Are ...

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"Oh Canada" Series To Debut At Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival--Concerts Featuring Nine Canadian Jazz Groups Being Filmed For National Broadcast On PBS Stations In U.S. -- Nine-Day Festival Is June 24 - July 2

"Oh Canada" Series To Debut At Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival--Concerts Featuring Nine Canadian Jazz Groups Being Filmed For National Broadcast On PBS Stations In U.S. -- Nine-Day Festival Is June 24 - July 2

Source: Dalmath Associates Inc.

The 15th Anniversary edition of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) will feature a new and third international series at this year's nine-day festival, held June 24-July 2. The inaugural “Oh Canada" Series, presented by The Canada Council For The Arts, will feature nine leading jazz artists and groups from Canada including Quinn Bachand's Brishen, Kent Sangster's Obsessions Octet, Jon Ballantyne Trio, Elizabeth Shepherd, Mike Murley Trio, Marianne Trudel Trio + Special Guest Ingrid Jensen, Jeff Johnston & Friends, ...

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Education

Hitting the jazz highway

Hitting the jazz highway

Source: Ken Franckling's Jazz Notes

Building your jazz skills isn’t just about playing your instrument, singing your songs, developing your style and strengthening your improvisational skills. It’s also about dealing with challenges on the road, disruptive sleep patterns, and getting along with your band mates as you jump on the van and head to the next gig. Four students from the jny: Boston-based Berklee College of Music will absorb a lot of that experience starting Thursday when they join trumpeter Ingrid Jensen on a five-date ...

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Recording

Saxophonist Steve Treseler Releases Center Song Featuring Ingrid Jensen

Saxophonist Steve Treseler Releases Center Song Featuring Ingrid Jensen

Source: Fully Altered Media

Saxophonist Steve Treseler's new release, Center Song, is a portrait of the Pacific Northwest cultural scene. Joined by B.C.-born, New York-based trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, Center Song reunites the rhythm section of Treseler's 2008 album, Resonance — pianist Dawn Clement, guitarist Chris Spencer, bassists Jon Hamar (on double bass) and Dean Schmidt (electric) and drummer Steve Korn — with guests Dan Kramlich on piano and cellist Meg Risso. Treseler grew up in the midst of Seattle's grunge and alternative rock scene ...

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Nordic Connect - Spirals (2011)

Nordic Connect - Spirals (2011)

Source: Something Else!

By S. Victor Aaron Nordic Connect is a grouping of musicians from Canada (Ingrid Jensen, trumpet; Ingrid's sister Christine Jensen, alto and soprano saxophones), U.S.A. (Ingrid's husband Jon Wikan, drums), and Sweden (Maggie Olin (piano, Fender Rhodes; Mattias Welin, acoustic bass). The name points up to the Scandinavian ancestry of all its members, and the shared heritage provides common ground that is used as the basis for a consistent but never repetitious brand of jazz. Though led at least nominally ...

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Listening Tip Corrected: Ingrid Jensen, Benny Green

Listening Tip Corrected: Ingrid Jensen, Benny Green

Source: Rifftides by Doug Ramsey

A dyslexia attack a week ago caused the Rifftides proprietor to alert readers to a radio broadcast last Sunday that, in fact, will take place this coming Sunday, September 19. The only way to make amends is to correct the mistake and post the item again. The entire Rifftides staff is on vacation this week, more or less, but this may give the impression that we're on the job. On his Jazz Northwest program this weekend, Jim Wilke will be ...

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Listening Tip: Ingrid Jensen, Benny Green

Listening Tip: Ingrid Jensen, Benny Green

Source: Rifftides by Doug Ramsey

On his Jazz Northwest program this weekend, Jim Wilke will be playing the Ingrid Jensen-Benny Green concert that he recorded at the Port Townsend Festival in July. The trumpeter and the pianist appeared with drummer Jon Wikan, Dawn Clement on Fender Rhodes piano and bassist David Wong. According to Wilke's alert to the broadcast, the band “brought the near capacity crowd to its feet at the end of the concert." Photo by Jim Levitt I wasn't at Port Townsend this ...

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"Spirals" from Ingrid Jensen and Nordic Connect

"Spirals" from Ingrid Jensen and Nordic Connect

Source: Michael Ricci

The second fan-funded release from Ingrid Jensen and Nordic Connect, “Spirals" is now available as a CD or digital download! To celebrate this release, Ingrid and ArtistShare would like to invite you to preview the project and a song from the album by clicking here. In addition to the CD or digital download, fans will receive access to lead sheets of tunes from the album, performance footage, photo galleries of Nordic Connect's recent tour, and video of a clinic led ...

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"Spirals" Now Available from Ingrid Jensen and Nordic Connect!

"Spirals" Now Available from Ingrid Jensen and Nordic Connect!

Source: Michael Ricci

ArtistShare and Ingrid Jensen are pleased to announce the release of Nordic Connect's latest fan-funded project “Spirals". To celebrate this release, Ingrid and ArtistShare would like to invite you to preview a tune from the album, as well as an exclusive video performance and tour photos from the fan-funded “Spirals" project. To access this preview click here. “Spirals" is available for purchase as a mail-order CD or digital download here. Ingrid and ArtistShare would also like to thank all of ...

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Introducing the Spirals Project: Ingrid Jensen's Latest Artistshare Fan-Funded Project

Introducing the Spirals Project: Ingrid Jensen's Latest Artistshare Fan-Funded Project

Source: Michael Ricci

Through the Nordic Connect project, band members Ingrid Jensen, Christine Jensen, Maggi Olin, Jon Wikan and Mattias Welin will be exploring and documenting their evolution as a band as well as the roots of their common ancestry. Through the documentation of their tour experience and live performances, fans will gain deeper insight into the band's Nordic heritage as they tour the lands of their ancestors. Participants will have the opportunity to receive a prominent credit listing on Nordic Connect's “Spiral" ...

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Performance / Tour

Ingrid Jensen, Jon Wikan, "Huevito" Lobaton & Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet Open Tutuma Social Club (NYC)

Ingrid Jensen, Jon Wikan, "Huevito" Lobaton & Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet Open Tutuma Social Club (NYC)

Source: MFA - Mitchell Feldman Associates

New York, NY - Tutuma Social Club, a new restaurant/music venue in New York City combining the best in live contemporary Afro-Peruvian Jazz with the fusion cuisine of Peruvian tapas and other dishes, opens April 28, 2009 with the debut of several series exploring a variety of musical themes. Peruvian percussionist and zapateo dancer Freddy ‘Huevito’ Lobaton will kick off Ritmos Negros del Peru (Black Rhythms of Peru) at 8 p.m.Tuesday, April 28 and Wednesday, April 29; Canadian trumpeter Ingrid ...

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Motherhood

Self Produced
2024

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Aire

Sunnyside Records
2023

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In Real Time

Blue Note Records
2023

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Dynamic Maximum...

Nonesuch Records
2023

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The Light & The Dark

Earshift Music
2022

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Looking North

Self Produced
2021

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Happy Mother's Day

From: Motherhood
By Ingrid Jensen

Bubbles

From: Sheroes
By Ingrid Jensen

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