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Ingrid Jensen

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Ingrid Jensen
Ingrid Jensen, North Sea Jazz festival, 2008
Ingrid Jensen, North Sea Jazz festival, 2008
Background information
Born (1966-01-12) January 12, 1966 (age 58)
North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Years active1987–present
LabelsEnja, SteepleChase, Justin Time, ArtistShare, Whaling City Sound, Whirlwind
Ingrid Jensen, TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival, 2009

Ingrid Jensen (born January 12, 1966) is a Canadian jazz trumpeter.

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 in the horn section backing actor Denis Leary.


As leader[edit]

  • Vernal Fields (Enja, 1995)
  • Around the World I (ACT, 1997)
  • Leave It to DIVA (DIVA 1997)
  • Here on Earth (Enja, 1997)
  • Higher Ground (Enja, 1999)
  • Now as Then with Gary Versace, Jon Wikan (Justin Time, 2003)
  • At Sea (ArtistShare, 2005)
  • Flurry (ArtistShare, 2007)
  • Kind of New with Jason Miles (Whaling City Sound, 2015)
  • Infinitude with Christine Jensen, Ben Monder (Whirlwind, 2016)
  • Invisible Sounds with Steve Treseler (Whirlwind, 2018)

As guest[edit]

With Maria Schneider

With others


  1. ^ "Jazz Jensen-Style". NPR.org. 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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