And now, as we prepare to go into the studio tomorrow morning, we are pleased to bring you the exciting conclusion our daily profiles of the musicians involved in the making of the Brooklyn Babylon recording. Your final co-conspirator is trumpeter Ingrid Jensen.
Selected by DownBeat as one of the “25 most important improvising musicians of the future,” Ingrid has garnered an impressive reputation as a trumpet-player, composer, bandleader and educator. She divides her time throughout the year, touring and recording with her own groups, performing with numerous other large and small ensembles as well as appearing as the featured guest artist at colleges and universities around the globe. Ingrid has built a strong reputation for herself and receives rave reviews in the music circle with her own projects, and as a regular voice in Grammy-winning ensembles including the Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra and Terri Lynne Carrington's Mosaic Project. Her three CDs for the ENJA label won her numerous nominations from the Canadian Juno Awards, and a win in 1995 for her first of the three, Vernal Fields. Her current releases on the web-based ArtistShare label, At Sea (with the Ingrid Jensen Quartet), and Flurry and Spirals (both with Nordic Connect), continue to garner positive press and excited responses from both her peers and the media around the world.
Just over a year ago, Ingrid gave birth to her and Jon's baby daughter, Kårinna. Kårinna has effectively become the littlest Secret Society co-conspirator, accompanying the band on last year's Canadian incursion (when she was just nine weeks old) and also our recent Brazillian tour. But we in the Society do not tolerate idlers and layabouts -- if you are going to come on the road with us, you'd best pull your own weight.
Here is Kårinna looking up her flight number and confirmation code at an airport terminal:
The Society has been steadily grooming Kårinna to follow in both her mother and father's footsteps — we intende for her to grow up to be a trumpet-and-drums-simultaneously virtuoso, like Clauton Sales. Then we will be able to save significantly on airfare, by leaving both Mom and Dad at home.
Ingrid's appearance on Brooklyn Bablyon is supported by the generosity of Dave Lisk. But you have until 11:59 PM EDT tonight (July 18) to support the appearance of another Secret Society musician -- or to be part of our Kickstarter fundraiser at any level.
MUSICIANS AVAILABLE FOR SPONSORSHIP: Erica von Kleist • Rob Wilkerson • Sam Sadigursky • John Ellis • Josh Sinton • Seneca Black • Tom Goehring • Matt Holman • Nadje Noordhuis • Ryan Keberle• James Hirschfeld • Sebastian Noelle • Gordon Webster • Matt Clohesy • Jon Wikan