The Studio Club (Esplanade Studio Theatre)

$18 plus Esplanade S/C

Tickets available at the Esplanade and Tixx Central


Marianne Trudel is a multi-talented pianist, composer, improviser, and arranger. At once energetic and passionate, her music spans a wide variety of musical styles. As a performer, she pursues an active career in a variety of settings ranging from solo performance to duo, her groups Trifolia, Marianne Trudel 4 + Ingrid Jensen, her septet, and large ensembles. She has played in Canada, the United States, France, Spain, Germany, and Mexico.


Recipient of the Prix Étoiles Galaxie de Radio-Canada (Montréal Jazz Festival 2007), Marianne Trudel has shared the stage with, players such as Chucho Valdes, Kenny Wheeler, Ingrid Jensen, Jon Wikan and George Lewis. She has composed and arranged for Radio-Canada, the American composers Orchestra, the ensemble OktoEcho, the Henri Mancini Institute Orchestra, and the McGill Jazz Orchestra, as well as scoring for short films.


Her previous studies have included a Master in Ethnomusicology and a Bachelor in Jazz Performance from McGill University.


Ingrid Jensen is no stranger to JazzFest, performing for us just last year with sister Christine and her Jazz Orchestra. She has been hailed as one of the most gifted trumpeters of her generation. After graduating from the Berklee College of Music in 1989, she went on to record three highly acclaimed CDs for the ENJA record label, soon becoming one of the most in-demand players on the global jazz scene. After a teaching stint in Europe in her early twenties, as the youngest professor in the history of the Bruckner Conservatory in Linz, Austria, Ingrid settled in New York City in the mid-1990s where she joined the innovative jazz orchestras of Maria Schneider and Darcy James Argue. More recently, Ingrid has been performing with the Grammy-winning Terri-Lyne Carrington and her Mosaic Project. She has performed with a multi-generational cast of jazz legends ranging from Clark Terry to Esperanza Spalding. She has also performed alongside British R&B artist Corinne Bailey Rae on Saturday Night Live, and with Canadian pop icon Sarah McLachlan.


Joining Marianne and Ingrid will be Rémi-Jean Leblanc on double bass and Rich Irwin on drums.