August 14 Jazz - Christine Jensen with Triston Paxton, TOSH Summer Mini Music Festival 2021- POP UP Concerts at a private residence in QB
TOSH Summer Mini Music Festival 2021:
POP UP Concerts at a private residence in QB
Jazz: August 14th
Alto & Soprano Saxophonist Christine Jensen with Guitarist Triston Paxton
Montreal-based alto and soprano saxophonist Christine Jensen is regarded as one of Canada’s most compelling composers and improvisers. She recently won the Downbeat Critic’s Poll for Rising Star Big Band, Arranger, and Soprano Saxophonist. She is also recipient of the Oscar Peterson Prize by the Montreal International Jazz Festival for her contributions to the Canadian jazz scene.
Born in Sechelt and raised in Nanaimo, she has gone on to receive two Juno Awards for her jazz orchestra recordings Habitat and Treelines. Habitat received the coveted 5 stars in Downbeat, along with being included at the top of their critics polls for Jazz Album of the Year in 2014. Her collaborations with Orchestre National Jazz Montreal have had her conducting Terence Blanchard, The Music of Carla Bley, as well as recording her commissioned suite Under the Influence. She performs globally with her sister Ingrid Jensen on trumpet with various projects, including their Juno-nominated group Infinitude, as well as with Swedish pianist Maggi Olin. Highlights sharing the stage include performing with Phil Dwyer, Ben Monder, Gary Smuylan, Geoffrey Keezer, Lenny Pickett and Donny McCaslin.
As a guest artist Jensen has conducted and performed with large ensembles across Europe and North America, including the UMO Big Band-Finland, Stockholm Jazz Orchestra, Frost-UMiami, and New School-NY. She is on faculty at McGill University where she teaches composition and directs Jazz Orchestra 1.
“Jensen writes in three dimensions, with a quiet kind of authority that makes the many elements cohere. Wayne Shorter, Maria Schneider and Kenny Wheeler come to mind.” –Downbeat
The cost for the concerts is $50
This unique series of concerts will take place in a spacious backyard and is a fundraiser with the proceeds going to the musicians and TOSH programming.
It’s been a long year without live music!
Come on out and enjoy live music in support of the arts!
Limited spots available.
Please bring your own chairs, water, snacks. Social distancing rules will apply, and contemporaneous health orders are followed.
Please dress for the weather, there is no bathroom access at this venue.
Arrive between 6:30 and 6:50, concerts will be from 7 - 8:15pm.
Please note this concert might be recorded.
Location and information is emailed upon ticket purchase, as a downloadable pdf.
The concert will take place in a spacious backyard. Location will be sent to ticket holders upon purchase.