Ingrid Jensen (b., January 12, 1966, North Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian jazz trumpet player.



Jensen is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music and Malaspina University in Nanaimo, British Columbia. She has been nominated for several Juno awards, winning one with her first release, Vernal Fields [1] (featuring Lenny White, George Garzone and Larry Grenadier). Ingrid spends much of her time touring with her own projects, playing with the Grammy award winning Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra and guesting at prestigious universities around the world.[2] Her sister, Christine Jensen, plays the saxophone and occasionally performs with Ingrid.

A partial list of musicians with whom Jensen has worked includes: Steve Wilson, Jeff 'Tain' Watts, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Bob Berg, Gary Bartz, Bill Stewart, Terri Lyne Carrington, Geoffrey Keezer, Billy Hart, George Garzone, Chris Connor, Victor Lewis, Clark Terry, Frank Wess, Billy Taylor and the DIVA Big Band. Jensen has also performed on Saturday Night Live with the British soul singer, Corrine Bailey Rae and has been recently playing in the horn section backing actor/singer/comedian Denis Leary.


As a LeaderEdit

  • Vernal Fields (ENJA) 1995
  • Here on Earth (ENJA) 1997
  • Higher Grounds (ENJA) 1999
  • Now as Then (Justin Time) 2003
  • At Sea (ArtistShare) 2006
  • Nordic Connect, Flurry (ArtistShare) 2007

Other SessionsEdit

with Chris Connor

  • Haunted Heart 2001

with Geoff Keezer

  • Falling Up 2003

with Diva

  • Something's Coming (Perfect Sound) 1996.

with Vienna Art Orchestra

  • FE & Males (Polygram) 1994

with Dena DeRose

  • Another World 1999

with Virginia Mayhew

  • Chiaroscuro 1996
  • Nini Green 1997
  • Phantoms 2003
  • No Walls 2004
  • Simple Thank You 2008

with Judi Silvano

  • Let Yourself Go 2004

with the Maria Schneider Orchestra


  1. "Ingrid Jensen: Viking Spirit," by Jason Crane,, September 24, 2007. [1]
  2. National Public Radio: "Jazz Jensen-Style"

External linksEdit

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