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Lina Allemano

LINA ALLEMANO is a Canadian trumpeter, improviser, prolific composer, and bandleader with an active international career, performing and recording cutting-edge contemporary music primarily in experimental, conceptual, improvised and jazz settings, but also working in a wide array of other genres. Born and raised in Edmonton Alberta, Allemano moved to Toronto in 1993. She is educated in both classical and jazz trumpet and specializes in extended technique on her instrument. Allemano now splits her time between the music scenes in TORONTO and BERLIN, and she runs her own internationally-acclaimed record label LUMO RECORDS.

Allemano composes music primarily for her forward-thinking acoustic quartet LINA ALLEMANO FOUR, nominated for the 2022 JUNO Awards Jazz Album of the Year (Group), as well as her Berlin-based power-trio OHRENSCHMAUS. She also leads the electric improvising quartet TITANIUM RIOT and the trumpet / live-processing duo BLOOP, and is a longtime member of Rob Clutton’s CLUTTERTONES. In 2020, she released a solo album GLIMMER GLAMMER and she continues to explore the trumpet in a solo context. As well as being a side-musician in many other groups in both Toronto and Berlin, Allemano is also busy collaborating with many of today’s top groundbreaking musicians in countless other international projects. She has been releasing albums and touring extensively with her bands and many others all across Canada, USA and Europe for years. As a session musician, Allemano's trumpet playing can also be heard on countless albums, film and television soundtracks.

Lina Allemano was included in the 2022 DownBeat Magazine Annual Critics Poll list for 'Rising Star Trumpet' & her band LINA ALLEMANO FOUR was included for 'Rising Star Jazz Group'. Allemano was also featured as one of the top innovative trumpeters for the future in DownBeat Magazine and called one of the most exciting new voices of the last few years by Brian Morton, Point of Departure. Her trumpet playing, compositions and artistic vision have gained her international recognition as being adventurous, expressive, compelling, inventive and sophisticated.


Please visit https://linaallemano.com/


Please visit https://linaallemano.com/

Primary Instrument




Clinic/Workshop Information

Trumpet, Composition, Improvisation



Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Pipe Dream

Lumo Records



Lumo Records



Self Produced


Permanent Moving Parts

All-Set! Editions


Underground Over Night

From: Permanent Moving Parts
By Lina Allemano



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