Ingrid Jensen

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Ingrid Jensen
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Ingrid Jensen, North Sea Jazz festival, 2008
Background information
Born (1966-01-12) January 12, 1966 (age 53)
North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Years active1987–present
LabelsEnja, SteepleChase, Justin Time, ArtistShare, Whaling City Sound, Whirlwind
Associated actsDIVA Big Band

Ingrid Jensen (born January 12, 1966 in North Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian jazz trumpet player. She has been nominated for several Juno awards, winning one for her first album, Vernal Fields.

Music career[edit]

Jensen was born in North Vancouver and grew up in Nanaimo. She received a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music in Boston.[1][2]

After graduating from Berklee, she toured with the Vienna Art Orchestra and taught at the Bruckner Conservatory in Austria when she was 25. She went back to the U.S. in 1994 and became a member of the DIVA Big Band. During the same year, her debut album Vernal Fields (Enja, 1994) appeared[3] and won a Juno Award.[2]

Jensen has worked with Maria Schneider, Steve Wilson, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Bob Berg, Gary Bartz, Bill Stewart, Terri Lyne Carrington, Geoffrey Keezer, Billy Hart, George Garzone, Chris Connor, Victor Lewis, Clark Terry, Frank Wess, and Billy Taylor, as well as her sister Christine Jensen.

She has performed on Saturday Night Live with the British soul singer Corrine Bailey Rae and has been playing in the horn section backing actor Denis Leary.


As leader[edit]

  • Vernal Fields (Enja, 1994)
  • Here on Earth (Enja, 1997)
  • Higher Grounds (Enja, 1999)
  • Jam Session Vol. 4 (SteepleChase, 2002)
  • Now as Then (Justin Time, 2003)
  • At Sea (ArtistShare, 2005)
  • Flurry (ArtistShare, 2007)
  • Kind of New with Jason Miles (Whaling City Sound, 2015)
  • Infinitude with Christine Jensen (Whirlwind, 2016)
  • Invisible Sounds: For Kenny Wheeler with Steve Treseler (Whirlwind, 2018)

As sidewoman[edit]

with Darcy James Argue

with Chris Connor

  • Haunted Heart 2001

with Dena DeRose

  • Another World 1999
  • United 2016

with DIVA Big Band

  • Something's Coming (Perfect Sound) 1996

with Christine Jensen

  • Habitat (2013)
  • Treelines (2010)
  • Flurry (2007)
  • A Shorter Distance (2002)
  • Collage (2000)

with Geoffrey Keezer

  • Falling Up 2003

with Virginia Mayhew

  • Chiaroscuro 1996
  • Nini Green 1997
  • Phantoms 2003
  • No Walls 2004
  • Simple Thank You 2008

with Tobias Meinhart

  • Natural Perception (Enja) 2015

with Maggi Olin

  • Dreams (1999)
  • Live at Fasching (2002)

with Orchestre national de jazz de Montréal

  • Dans la forêt de ma mémoire (2015)

with the Maria Schneider Orchestra

with Judi Silvano

  • Let Yourself Go 2004

with the Steve Treseler Group

  • Center Song 2013

with Marianne Trudel

  • La vie commence ici (2014)

with Vienna Art Orchestra


  1. ^ "Jazz Jensen-Style". 8 August 2004. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  2. ^ a b Crane, Jason (24 September 2007). "Ingrid Jensen: Viking Spirit". All About Jazz. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  3. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Ingrid Jensen | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 7 October 2016.

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