Ingrid Jensen Clinic

Wednesday / October 21, 2009 / 1:15 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
United States

Born in Vancouver and raised in Nanaimo, Canada, trumpeter Ingrid Jensen headed East after receiving a number of scholarships to attend Berklee. 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, Jensen has made her mark. In 1995, she received a Canadian Juno Award for her album 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 almost every country in Europe and Scandinavia.

Jensen can be heard with the Grammy-winning Maria Schneider Orchestra, the IJQ with Geoffrey Keezer, Project O, Nordic Connect, and a number of New York-based bands. She has received rave reviews and has a strong reputation among critics and peers. Jensen was featured on Gil Evans's Porgy and Bess at the San Francisco Jazz Festival under the direction of Maria Schneider. Some of the many musicians she has performed and/or recorded with include Terri Lyne Carrington, George Garzone, Dr. Billy Taylor, Clark Terry, Jeff "Tain" Watts, and Steve Wilson.

Jensen has been on staff at the Port Townsend Centrum Jazz Workshop for the past five years, and from 1990 until 1992 held the professor of jazz trumpet chair at the Bruckner Conservatory of Music. In addition to performing, she conducts master classes, clinics, and workshops around the world.