Come hear MYA Jazz Combos perform with trumpeter Ingrid Jensen at Uncommon Ground in Chicago!

MYAC's Jazz Combos perform with special guest trumpeter Ingrid Jensen as part of the annual Jazz in January. The performance is free and open to the public. Reservations strongly recommended and can be made by calling  773-465-9801. Small parking lot and limited street parking available.

First concert at 4 PM. Second concert at 6 PM. 

4 PM concert:

Jazz Ensemble

Jazz Workshop 5 PM Combo (Mr. Pierson)

Merit Combo 


6 PM concert:

Jazz Orchestra Combo

Jazz Workshop 2 PM Combo (Mr. Madsen)

Big Band Combo

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.

The MYA Jazz Combos are directed by Chicago jazz musicians Chris Madsen, Joe Policastro, and Dan Pierson.

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