Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra at Jazzahead! at Messe Bremen
Fri, April 25, 2014
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What started as just a project is now one of Christine Jensen's most important ensembles. The Montreal-based saxophonist, composer and bandleader says about her 19-piece jazz orchestra, "The band has taken on a life of its own. I now compose with the large ensemble in mind". And she does so with great success in balancing small group improvisations and large ensemble sound in her own language of contemporary harmonies and melodies.
Line-up: Christine Jensen (conductor, soprano sax) > Donny Kennedy (lead alto & soprano sax, fl) > Erik Hove (alto sax, fl) > Joel Miller (tenor sax, fl, cl) > Frank Lozano (tenor sax, fl) > Samuel Blais - baritone sax, fl, cl) > Jocelyn Couture (lead tp) > Bill Mahar (tp) > Andy King (tp) > Aron Doyle(tp) > Dave Grott (lead tb) > Jean-Nicolas Trottier (tb) > Dave Martin (tb) > Bob Ellis (tb) > Maggi Olin (p) > Ken Bibace (g) > Fraser Hollins (acoustic b) > Rich Irwin (dr)