Infinitude European Tour 2017
Infinitude – The concept of boundless possibility
The multi-award-winning, renowned and prolific musicians Ingrid Jensen and Christine Jensen are thrilled to announce the Infinitude European tour 2017. Named after their album Infinitude (Whirlwind/ Proper 2012), the tour promises to bring to life the mysterious and hypnotic blend of telepathically communicated sounds that jump off this acclaimed recording, in addition to improvisational surprises that are sure to delight.
Infinitude – the concept of boundless possibility – is at the center of the music of Ingrid and Christine Jensen. Over the past twenty years or so, as trumpeter and saxophonist respectively, the West Canadian sisters have each shaped prolific careers in contemporary jazz around the globe. Christine Jensen has recently been awarded the Oscar Peterson Prize of the Montréal International Jazz Festival 2017 and has been voted “Rising Star – Soprano Sax” in the Downbeat Critics Poll 2017.
With Infinitude, the Jensens have realized a long-held ambition – to write for and perform in the more intimate setting of a quinte combining their intuitive, sibling trust with the creativity of their renowned fellow musicians: guitarist Ben Monder (all dates except Nov 9, 10), bassist Fraser Hollins and drummers Jon Wikan (all dates except Nov 12, 13) and Colin Stranahan (on Nov 12, 13).
Web:ingridjensen.com christinejensenmusic.com benmonder.com
Video: Infinitude – Unleashing Freedom w/ Christine & Ingrid Jensen youtube.com/watch?v=w2gRQvcT0fc
Video: Infinitude – Letting Go w/ Christine & Ingrid Jensen www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrgw5vOdBgM
European tour 2017
Christine and Ingrid Jensen, joined by Ben Monder on most dates.
Nov 02 – Thurs- Birmingham Conservatoire, UK (clinic and concert)
Nov 03 – Fri – Royal Academy of Music, London, UK (clinic)
Nov 04 – Sat – The Vortex, London, UK
Nov 05 – Sun – Berlin Jazz Festival, DE
Nov 08 – Wed – Porgy & Bess, Vienna, AT
Nov 09 – Thurs – Sunset Sunside, Paris, FR (without Ben Monder)
Nov 10 – Fri – Jamboree, Barcelona, ES (without Ben Monder)
Nov 12 – Sun – Le Cri du Port, Marseille, FR
Nov 13 – Mon – Lugo Jazz Festival, Spain, ES
“(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.” ★★★★ John Kelman, All About Jazz
“Encompasses everything from carefully composed, gentle melodic lines to utterly free, spontaneous passages, Infinitude presents a vast soundscape.” Ed Enright, Downbeat Magazine
“Warm, spacious and empathically played album… The harmonies are subtly mysterious and the group playing a delight.” John Fordham, The Guardian, UK
“Faites la somme de ces différences et totalisez le plaisir de deux sœurs très complices nées sur l’ile de Vancouver… Elles se sont fait plaisir et ce plaisir est partagé par l’auditeur.” Michael Dupuis, Le Magazine Son et Image, France