Friday, February 15
Location: St. Mark’s Anglican Church,
41 Byron Street,
Time: 8:00 pm
Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra featuring Ingrid Jensen
Tara Davidson, Allison Au, Joel Miller, Kelly Jefferson, Perry White, Brian O’Kane, Jason Logue, Lina Allemano, Rebecca Hennessy, William Carn, Kelsley Grant, Terry Promane, Christian Overton, Gary Versace, Lorne Lofsky, Jon Maharaj, Jon Wikan
The 2019 Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival opens with the Juno-Award winning Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra, featuring trumpeter Ingrid Jensen.
Christine Jensen is a force in Canadian music, both a major voice on the saxophone and a lauded composer with two JUNO awards to her credit. JazzTimes stated, “Jensen’s formidable orrchestra is the glistening sunlight, the tranquility and force of the ocean, and the majestic trees that her music imagines.”
Hear an extraordinary evening of pure Canadian jazz that will spotlight Christine’s sister, Ingrid, who is also an inventive and prolific talent. The band is also brimming with Canadian jazz stars including, guitarist Lorne Lofsky, saxophonists Joel Miller, Perry White and Kelly Jefferson among many others.
A highlight of the evening is sure to be the world premiere of Christine Jensen’s commissioned composition in tribute to Oscar Peterson, Something In His Smile.