WUSF All Night Jazz Focus Artist of the Week: Ingrid Jensen

Ingrid Jensen performing with Ellen Rowe’s band at USF in Tampa, January 2019. Photo by Steve Splane/WUSF.

This week on All Night Jazz, we’ll focus on trumpeter Ingrid Jensen. Born in Canada on January 12, 1966, Jensen was a Berklee graduate. One of her generation’s most gifted trumpeters, she burst onto the scene in the mid-90s with her album “Vernal Fields,” which won a Juno Award (the Canadian equivalent of a Grammy).

Since then she’s worked with Grammy-winning composer Maria Schneider, legendary trumpet master Clark Terry, and her composer and arranger sister, Christine Jensen, with whom she won another Juno Award. She was a member of the all-woman big band the Diva Jazz Orchestra and participated in several other notable all-woman ensembles led by Monika Herzig and Ellen Rowe.

Most recently she was featured on vocalist Karrin Allyson’s latest release, “Shoulder to Shoulder,” a centennial tribute to the passage of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote.

She is currently on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music.

We’ll hear the soaring trumpet of Ingrid Jensen all week long on All Night Jazz