Part of this autumn’s women in jazz series, a special treat not to be missed with Grammy award-winning Christine and Ingrid Jensen showcase an exciting programme of jazz compositions featuring the Whirlwind Jazz Orchestra.
Juno and Grammy award-winning Christine and Ingrid Jensen showcase an exciting programme of jazz compositions featuring the Whirlwind Jazz Orchestra. Ingrid specialising on trumpet and Christine on alto and soprano saxophones.
Over the past twenty years or so, as trumpeter and saxophonist respectively, the West Canadian sisters have each shaped prolific careers in contemporary jazz, collaborating with influential names such as Clark Terry, Maria Schneider and Terry Lynn Carrington, working with large and small ensembles, and responding to various commissions to compose for jazz orchestras around the globe. Their unique sound defies convention with eclectic blend of influences, ranging from traditional jazz and classical music to American folk and the avant-garde.
The tour features original and arranged compositions from both Christine and Ingrid (with focus on their Whirlwind Recordings release Infinitude), performed by the 18-piece Whirlwind Big Band, which consists of a galaxy of musicians, all being leading solo acts from UK, Europe and USA and all either solo artists or strong associations with the Whirlwind Recordings label.
Trumpets : Ingrid Jensen – Canada, Nick Smart – UK, Ryan Quigley – UK, Andre Canniere – USA
Trombones : Rory Ingham – UK, Paul Dunlea – Ireland, Richard Henry (bass trombone) – UK
Saxophones : Tori Freestone – tenor sax – UK, Josephine Davies – tenor sax – UK, Rachael Cohen – alto sax – UK, Christine Jensen – alto sax – Canada, Alex Garnett – baritone sax – UK
Rhythm Section : Alcyona Mick – piano/keys – UK, Michael Janisch – double & electric bass USA, Klemens Marktl – drums – Austria
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