Ingrid Jensen – Ronnie Scott’s: June 5th.
We are delighted to release information about our first collaboration with an international artist! On Sunday 5th June the Engines Orchestra return to Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club to celebrate the launch of our project with one of the worlds finest trumpet playing composers; Ingrid Jensen. As Jensen’s only London date in 2016 we could not be more excited to share it with her and will be celebrating with a brand new set of orchestrations commissioned for the show.
Resident in New York for over 20 years, Canadian-born Jensen has been a seminal part of both Maria Schneider and Darcy James Argue’s jazz orchestras for many years, appearing on Maria’s grammy award winning Concert in the Garden amongst others. More recently, she has worked with guitarist Ben Monder on a new release, and launched Kind of New, a collaboration with Jason Miles which has led to performances with Lionel Loueke and Joe Lovano.
Orchestrated and conducted by our Artistic Director, Phil Meadows has the following to say about the project:
“Ingrid Jensen is one of the leading ladies of jazz – a world class trumpeter and composer who doesn’t visit our little island often enough. We could not be happier to have her join us as our first international artist. Many of our musicians are a huge fan of hers and the large ensemble work she’s been a part of with Maria Schneider and Darcy James Argue is a particular inspiration of my own. We hope you can join us for an extra special evening at Ronnie Scott’s to celebrate.”
Joined by a stellar line-up of UK musicians (Jez Franks on guitar, Andy Champion on bass and Tim Giles on drums) Jensen will be touring the North of England from May 26th with Dave Ingamells stepping into the drum chair to close the tour with us at Ronnie Scott’s. Special thanks go to the Orpheus Project, Apollo Jazz Network, NORVOL, the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and Ronnie Scott’s for their partnership in this venture. The Engines Orchestra are also delighted to be facilitating a day of workshops for Ingrid Jensen with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra as part of our educational programme on Saturday 4th June.
Find out more about Ingrid by visiting her website, www.ingridjensen.com