• All times are MST
     Sunday, May 24th, 2020
     7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Andre Wickenheiser (Trumpet)

André Wickenheiser’s sound is all his own. Whether it’s the sound of his trumpet or his compositional style, it is immediately recognizable. Calgary based trumpeter André Wickenheiser began his musical studies at Mount Royal University where he completed an Artist Diploma in jazz performance. From there, he went on to finish both a Bachelor’s Degree and Masters Degree in jazz performance at McGill University in Montreal.

André is enjoying a busy career as a freelance musician and is quickly making a name for himself as one of the top jazz trumpet players in Calgary and Alberta. He is a composer/arranger, and educator performing regularly in local groups including the André Wickenheiser Sextet, Past Present Quintet, Lorna Maclachlan Quintet, Jon McCaslin Quartet, etc. André is also on the music faculty as a trumpet instructor at Ambrose University and the Mount Royal Conservatory.

Audrey Ochoa (Trombone)

Audrey Ochoa is one of Edmonton’s most prolific trombone players, playing Jazz, Rock, Pop, Latin, Punk, Ska, and whatever other genres will have her.

Audrey released her debut album in 2014, “Trombone and Other Delights” which spent several consecutive months on the Earshot Jazz Charts, eventually earning the #5 spot on the annual top 10 for 2014.  She released her second album” Afterthought” with her trio in 2017.  The new album features her own compositions performed by herself and two of Edmonton’s finest, Mike Lent and Sandro Dominelli. Lending his mixing talents to the trio will be Battery Poacher (Dallas Budd), who will be adding the sounds of psychedelia, hip hop, and house to this otherwise bare-bones trio of Bass, Drums and Trombone.

With significant education, performances, and momentum amassed, Ochoa’s next recorded efforts “Frankenhorn” were originally intended to feature duets with pianist Chris Andrew – which would be remixed by electronica DJ, Battery Poacher. As pre-production progressed, she found herself utilizing skills from other projects and arranging strings with horns and a rhythm section. The result is an ambitious project that introduces strings into her previous configuration of trombone, piano, bass, and drums, a mix of chamber music with contemporary and Latin jazz. Focused on unique arrangements and undisputed inspirations, the album features electronic remixes alongside this harmonious combination of genres and ideals.

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