On January 24th, Midwest Young Artists jazz program will present Inspire your IMPROVISATION, Jazz in January at Bennett Gordon Hall in Ravinia. Performing standards from across the world of jazz by the Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Workshop and Big Band with guest artist Ingrid Jensen, trumpet.

Ingrid Jensen hails from New York City where she is a part of the innovative jazz orchestras of Maria Schneider and Darcy James Argue. More recently, Ingrid has been performing with the Grammywinning Teri-Lyne Carrington and her Mosaic Project, and is a featured soloist on Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra’s Juno-award-winning album, Treelines (2011), and its successor, Habitat (2013). She has performed with a multi-generational cast of jazz legends ranging from Clark Terry to Esperanza Spalding; Ingrid has also performed alongside British R&B artist Corrine Bailey Rae on Saturday Night Live, and recorded with Canadian pop icon Sarah McLachlan. In addition to her busy sideman and featured soloist schedule, Jensen leads her own quintet, quartet and organ trio. Her own bands have garnered glowing reviews and a loyal fan base in Australia, South Africa, almost every country in Europe, across Canada, the US, South America (including Brazil, Peru and Chile), Japan and Mexico.

Jensen is also a dedicated jazz educator, having taught trumpet at the University of Michigan and Peabody Conservatory, performing and lecturing as a guest artist with the Thelonious Monk Institute High School group featuring Herbie Hancock, and performing and teaching at the Centrum Jazz Workshop, The Dave Brubeck Institute, the Banff Centre Workshop in Jazz & Creative Music and the Stanford Jazz Camp,  to name a few.

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