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Marianne Trudel’s Quintet: Ingrid Jensen, Robie Kuster, Morgan Moore and Jonathan Stewart

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NAC Presentation

Energetic, impassioned pianist and composer Marianne Trudel offers us her latest album and project « La vie commence ici » (Life Begins Here). One again, this artist has successfully combined the best ingredients in order to deliver music that will touch connoisseurs and neophytes alike; an exceptional group that joins forces with the extraordinary New York trumpeter Ingrid Jensen. Take the plunge into adventure... Life begins here! With Robbie Kuster (drums), Morgan Moore (double bass), and Jonathan Stewart (saxophones).

Marianne Trudel is a multi-talented pianist, composer, improvisor, and arranger. At once energetic and passionate, her music cross-cuts a wide swath of musical interests. As a performer, she pursues an active career in a variety of settings ranging from solo performance to more intimate duos and trios, and larger groups as quintet, septet, Trifolia and large ensembles. She has played in Canada, United States, France, and Germany.

She has published 5 recordings under her name: Le Refuge, Trifolia (2013), Espoir et autres pouvoirs, Marianne Trudel Septet (Effendi records 2011), L’embarquée, Duo Trudel-Bourbonnais (2009), Sands of Time (Live) , Quintette Marianne Trudel (2007), and Espaces libres, solo piano (2005) all having garnered rave reviews. Recipient of the Prix Étoiles Galaxie de Radio-Canada (Montreal Jazz Festival 2007), Marianne Trudel has presented multiple artistic projects that not only bring her considerable skills to the fore but also her keen sense of creativity.

She has shared the stage with, among others, in jazz and improvised music: Chucho Valdes, Mark Feldman, Evan Parker, Tony Malaby, René Lussier, Mark Dresser, Kenny Wheeler, Ingrid Jensen, Jon Wikan, Gerry Hemingway, William Parker, Mark Helias, Jean Derome, Karen Young, George Lewis, and Muhal Richard Abrams. In Chanson française and World / traditional music: Charles Aznavour, Lena Chamamyan, Farida, Juan Carlos Caceres and Laura Risk. She has composed and arranged for the radio of Radio-Canada, the American composers Orchestra (NYC), the ensemble OktoEcho, the Henri Mancini Institute Orchestra (Los Angeles, California), the McGill Jazz Orchestra, as well as scoring for short films.

video: Marianne Trudel - La vie commence ici
Marianne Trudel - La vie commence ici
video: Marianne Trudel Trio & Ingrid Jensen
Marianne Trudel Trio & Ingrid Jensen
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