After graduating from Berklee in '89, Ingrid Jensen became the youngest professor at the Bruckner Conservatory in Austria at 25 years old before coming back to America and releasing her debut as a leader, Vernal Fields, at 27. Today, she's often heard with Maria Schneider's Orchestra, and she's currently focusing on performing with her group from her fifth and latest release, At Sea, which includes pianist Geoffrey Keezer, Norwegian guitarist Lage Lund (winner of last year's Thelonious Monk Competition), bassist Matt Clohesy and her husband, drummer Jon Wikan. Her beautifully dark, burnished tone, chromatic, searching solos and a wide range of emotion make any of her albums worthwhile listening.
This feature focuses on her "voice," her early jazz heroes, composing and performing as well as her gorgeous, expressive flugelhorn work.
Listen to: an Ingrid Jensen feature.
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