Ingrid & Christine Jensen with the Whirlwind Recordings Jazz Orchestra
LONDON Southbank Centre / Purcell Room
A rare treat - Juno and Grammy award-winning Christine and Ingrid Jensen showcase an exciting programme of jazz compositions featuring the Whirlwind Big Band, a new project of a great band put together by Whirlwind Recordings to coincide with the Festival.
Ingrid specialising on trumpet and Christine on alto and soprano saxophones, the West Canadian sisters have each shaped fruitful musical careers in modern jazz over the past twenty years, collaborating with influential names such as trumpeter Clark Terry, composer Maria Schneider, drummer Terri Lyne Carrington among many others. Their unique sound defies convention with eclectic blend of influences, ranging from traditional jazz and classical music to American folk and the avant-garde. Among their numerous albums of high acclaim working with large and small ensembles, their last two albums were released to worldwide acclaim on Whirlwind Recordings.
Tonight’s programme 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, with a strong female component, all being leading solo acts from UK, Europe and USA and all associated with the Whirlwind Recordings label.
There's an impressively fluid understanding between the Canadian Jensen sisters in atmospheric, graceful folk-jazz dialogue.
Ingrid Jensen - USA
Nick Smart - UK
Jason Palmer - USA
Andre Canniere - US/UK
Nick Vayenas - USA
Rory Ingham - UK
Paul Dunlea - Ireland
Richard Henry (bass trombone) - UK
Tori Freestone - tenor sax - UK
Josephine Davies - tenor sax - UK
Patrick Cornelius - alto sax - USA
Rachael Cohen - alto sax - UK
Christine Jensen - alto sax - Canada
Alex Garnett - baritone sax - UK
Alcyona Mick - piano/keys - UK
Rez Abbasi - guitars - USA
Michael Janisch - double & electric bass US/UK
Klemens Marktl - drums - Austria