“Ingrid Jensen is without a doubt, one of the most exciting trumpet players on the contemporary scene.” – Jazz Journal UK
“[Christine Jensen is] an original voice on the international jazz scene…and one of Canada’s most compelling composers” – The Globe and Mail
Canadian sisters Ingrid and Christine Jensen have been on the international jazz scene for over 25 years as jazz instrumentalists. Originally from Nanaimo, British Columbia, NY-based Ingrid is equally at home as a soloist with world-renowned jazz groups including Darcy James Argue, Maria Schneider and Terri Lynn Carrington, as well as leading her own quartet. Montreal-based Christine Jensen leads her own small and large ensembles, while composing and conducting as a guest artist for large ensembles internationally. Christine’s creativity as an arranger and recognition of her work for big bands saw her achieve Rising Star status by Downbeat Magazine’s 64th Critics Poll. In October 2015 the Jensen sisters released their most recent recording Infinitude – Ingrid and Christine Jensen with Ben Monder on Whirlwind Recordings. The environment is Christine’s musical inspiration, evident in Treelines featuring Ingrid as soloist. Treelines and Habitat both won the prestigious Juno award for Contemporary Jazz Albums in 2011 and 2014 respectively.
Mike Nock Trio
2014 winner of Australia’s top music honour The Don Banks Music Award, pianist-composer Mike Nock, has remained a vital force on the Australasian music scene for more than 50 years, winning many awards over his lengthy career. For 25 years he lived in the USA, working with many jazz greats and gaining wide international recognition through his jazz-rock group The Fourth Way. His trio with bassist Brett Hirst and drummer James Waples, is one of the top modern jazz groups in Australasia.
“One of the world’s key jazz pianists for the past 45 years.” – John Shand, SMH.
Ingrid Jensen (trumpet) Christine Jensen (alto and soprano saxophone) Mike Nock (piano) Brett Hirst (bass) James Waples (drums)
Thursday 3 November 8:30pm @ Foundry 616
Saturday 5 November 11am @ Wollongong Conservatorium