An Electronic Wonderland featuring Ingrid Jensen
Thursday, April 22, 2021, 7:30 PM
Jazz meets electronica in this mind-bending musical setting of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, featuring acclaimed trumpeter Ingrid Jensen with DownBeat Award-winning UNC Jazz Lab Band I.
Born in Vancouver and raised in Nanaimo, B.C., Ingrid Jensen has been hailed as one of the most gifted trumpeters of her generation. After graduating from Berklee College of Music in 1989, Jensen moved to Europe to teach at the Bruckner Conservatory in Austria. She returned to New York three years later to embark on a full fledged career in jazz. She has recorded six CDs as a leader or co-leader and has been featured prominently on three Grammy-winning discs and numerous Juno winning albums as well, including her own Juno award-winning CD, Vernal Fields. One of Ingrid’s most frequent and closest collaborators is her sister, the saxophonist and composer Christine Jensen. In addition to recent performances with the Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra, in 2016, the sisters released a brilliant quintet recording, Infinitude (Whirlwind), which also features guitarist Ben Monder., bassist Fraser Hollins and the drummer Jon Wikan. Besides leading her own band, Ingrid often performs with cutting edge groups such as Terri-Lyne Carringtonʼs Mosaic Project and Darcy James Argues’ Secret Society
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The Global Jazz Celebration
Friday, April 23, 2021, 7:30 PM
Featuring Wayne Bergeron, Miguel Zenón, NEA Jazz Master Delfeayo Marsalis, and the Jazz Festival All Star Big Band
A concert of all-new pieces spotlighting jazz and world music traditions, including special video appearances by professional and student musicians from around the world!
Los Angeles-based trumpet phenomenon, Wayne Bergeron made his mark as lead trumpeter for Maynard Ferguson, and is one of the top lead players in the U.S. and the world. Bergeron has performed with Ray Charles, Earth Wind and Fire, and Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, and on numerous movie soundtracks, including “Frozen” and “Despicable Me.”
Widely considered one of the most groundbreaking and influential saxophonists of his generation, multiple Grammy nominee Miguel Zenón represents a select group of musicians who have masterfully balanced and blended the often-contradictory poles of innovation and tradition. The MacArthur Foundation hails him as a “…young musician and composer…at once reestablishing the artistic, cultural, and social tradition of jazz while creating an entirely new jazz language for the 21st century.”
Internationally Acclaimed Trombonist, Composer, Producer, Educator And 2011 NEA Jazz Masters Award Recipient, Delfeayo Marsalis is known for his “technical excellence, inventive mind and frequent touches of humor…” (Los Angeles Times), he is “…one of the best, most imaginative and musical of the trombonists of his generation” (San Francisco Examiner).