27 - 5:45 PM
Rachel Therrien Quartet - Salle Fitzgerald, showcase
New in Brooklyn, the Canadian trumpet and bugle player and composer Rachel Therrien already have one of the most enviable career. Jazzwoman in love with the Latin-American culture, she built herself the solid reputation of an artist of a great creativity. Winner of the Jazz TD Grand Prix at the Montreal Festival in 2015, and of the “Stingray Jazz Rising Star” Prize, her goal in life is to grant access to jazz and every style around it (Latin, African and East European music...) to her generation.
“Jazz is the philosophy of conversation. My wish is to to make a summery of all that, so I can make my own music of it.”. After her third album, recorded in Columbia and undoubtedly full of Latin and African vibes, she came back with her quintet (Daniel Gassin – piano / Simon Page – bass / Mareike Weining – drum) to something more jazz, more rock, more fusion.
“I always liked the merge of styles” added the one who studied music at the Institut Supérieur des Arts in Havana for a year, as a side to her academic formation in Montreal.
The title of her last album is an invitation to join her: “Why Don't You Try?”.