• June 26, 2024
    7:00 pm

Double bill with Laura Anglade

Classically trained but with a voracious appetite for honing her craft in any genre, Audrey Ochoa has shared stages with the Dave Matthews Band, Hilario Durán, PJ Perry, and Tommy Banks; and with international greats Lew Tabackin, Marcus Miller and Chris Potter. A rising star in her own right and a fixture of the Canadian music scene, she is decidedly captivating and original, and her compositional skill and talent on her instrument are spectacular.

Her debut album, Trombone and Other Delights (2013), spent three consecutive weeks as the number-one Jazz album on the Canadian charts. Ochoa’s sophomore release, Afterthought (2017), found its way to a #1 position on the Canadian jazz charts and broke top 20 in the US. She is a decorated award nominee, having earned recognition at the Western Canadian Music Awards, the Global Music Awards, and a recent recipient of the Edmonton Music Prize, noting an outstanding musical contribution to the local arts scene.

Her next release, Frankenhorn (2020), is an ambitious project that introduced strings into her previous configuration of trombone, piano, bass and drums, a mix of chamber music with contemporary and Latin jazz. Focused on unique arrangements, the album features electronic remixes alongside this harmonious combination of genres and ideals. It caught the attention of jazz media, with the album peaking at #2 on the Canadian national jazz radio chart, and reaching #23 on the JazzWeek Top 50 chart in the U.S. She also received airplay on UK’s JazzFM London, and had features in Neon Jazz, Sounds Visual, Voice of America (nationally syndicated). The album received reviews in Rhythm of Study, The WholeNote Magazine, Take Effect, the Edmonton Journal, and many other jazz publications. This release also led to Audrey’s selection as the 2020 Jazz Artist of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards.

Exhilarating and exuberant, Audrey Ochoa exemplifies an artist who has dedicated herself to expertise while remaining relevant and light-hearted.

Joining Audrey will be Jim Head on guitar, Esteban Herrera on piano, Dan Churchill on bass and Jon May on drums.

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