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Jazz Trumpeter and UW President's Guitar Featured in Concert

February 11, 2009 — Feb. 11, 2009 -- The Wyoming Jazz Ensemble, directed by J. Scott Turpen, will perform Friday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

Tickets for the concert,  $5 for students and senior citizens and $7 for others, are available at the Fine Arts box office. Call (307) 766-6666 or visit for ticket information.

The concert will feature acclaimed jazz trumpeter Ingrid Jensen and will also spotlight a hand-made arch top guitar built by UW President Tom Buchanan. Peter Queal, who teaches jazz guitar at UW, will play the new instrument.

Jensen can be heard with the Grammy-winning Maria Schneider Orchestra, Project O, Nordic Connect, and a number of New York-based bands. In 2003 Jensen was nominated, for the second time, alongside trumpeter Dave Douglas, for a Jazz Journalist Association Award in New York. She is seen yearly in the top five of the Downbeat Critic polls in the Talent Deserving Wider Recognition category.

Jensen was featured on Gil Evans' "Porgy and Bess" at the San Francisco Jazz Festival, and was also a guest in the festival's "Tribute to Woody Shaw and Freddie Hubbard," alongside Terence Blanchard, Eddie Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson and Kenny Garrett.

Jensen has been on staff at the Port Townsend Centrum Jazz Workshop for the past five years. In addition to performing, she conducts master classes, clinics and workshops around the world.

Acclaimed jazz trumpeter Ingrid Jensen will perform with the Wyoming Jazz Ensemble in a Feb. 20 concert at the University of Wyoming. (Scott Macleod Photo)

Posted on Monday, February 16, 2009

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