8th February 2018: Ingrid and Christine Jensen’s ‘Infinitude’ nominated for Canadian Juno Award

Congratulations to Ingrid Jensen, Christine Jensen, Ben Monder, Fraser Hollins and Jon Wikan who have been nominated in the category  ‘jazz album of the year: group’  in the 2018 Juno Awards (Canada’s most prestigious music awards show) for their debut ensemble recording Infinitude released to worldwide acclaim on Whirlwind.  The Juno awards take place March 24, 2018.


“(Infinitude) achieves a rare distinction of being able to simultaneously combine tranquillity with rhythmic vibrancy, coalescing in a near hypnotic fusion of tone and colour. A rare delight.”

★★★★ All About Jazz

 

Infinitude – the concept of boundless possibility – is at the center of the music of Ingrid and Christine Jensen. Over the past 20 years or so, as trumpeter and saxophonist respectively, the West Canadian sisters have each shaped prolific careers in contemporary jazz with Ingrid tearing up the New York jazz scene with her effortless trumpet mastery and Christine intertwining composition and saxophone performances with Montreal’s creative music scene. Christine has been awarded the Oscar Peterson Prize of the FIJM 2017 and was voted “Rising Star – Soprano Sax” in the Downbeat Critics Poll 2017, while Ingrid has consistently been rated one of the Top 10 Jazz Trumpet Players by both the Downbeat Critics and Readers polls for the last decade. For their Whirlwind debut, the Jensens have realized a long-held ambition: to perform in the intimate setting of a quintet combining their intuitive, sibling trust with the creativity of renowned guitarist Ben Monder and the foundational artistry of bassist Fraser Hollins and drummer Jon Wikan.