Rachel Therrien

BIOGRAPHY

From Montreal to New York City, French-Canadian trumpeter, composer and producer Rachel Therrien boasts an enviable CV. She is considered one of the most promising jazz musicians, playing a wide variety of musical styles and rhythms.

Winner of the 2015 TD Grand Prize Jazz Award at the renowned Montreal International Jazz Festival, the 2016 Stingray Jazz Rising Star Award and nominated as Best Jazz Producer at the Independent Music Awards 2018, she has shared stages with many world-class musicians in clubs, festivals and on television throughout the Americas and the Caribbean.


Rachel has published five records: VENA (2020), Why Don’t You Try (2017), Pensamiento: Colombia (2016), Home Inspiration (2014) and On Track (2011). She received stellar reviews from Le Devoir, ​


La ​Presse, All About Jazz, New York Hot House, Downbeat Editor's Pick, Latin Jazz Corner, just to name a few. For the last few years she has toured as bandleader all over Canada, USA, Europe, Ukraine, Mexico and more, taking on the most prestigious jazz festivals and clubs.​


AWARDS

  • 2020 - Nominee for a JUNO Award - Best Jazz Album of the Year - solo
  • 2020 - Nominee for a ADISQ Award - Best Jazz Album of the Year 
  • 2016 - The Stingray Jazz Rising Star Award
  • 2015 - Grand Prix de Jazz TD
  • Nominated for best jazz album producers at Independent Music Award.​


​FROM QUEBEC - CANADA

PROJECTS

VENA

VENA is the new quartet formed by trumpeter and composer Rachel Therrien with artists she met over the course of European tours. With this ensemble, which is proudly gender equal, Therrien offers bold and contemporary works informed by cool jazz and the European sensibilities of her colleagues. These four virtuosos display amazing chemistry on stage and promise a thrilling, unforgettable concert.  


VIDEOS

V for VENA, par Rachel Therrien

Parity, par Rachel Therrien


MUSICIANS 

  • Dario GuibertBass (Madrid)
  • Mareike Wiening - Drums (Cologne / New York) 
  • Daniel Gassin - Piano (Paris)
  • Rachel Therrien - Trumpet (New York / Montréal)​

LATIN JAZZ PROJECT

Trumpeter Rachel Therrien stands out as one of the most innovative voices at the intersection of jazz and world music. With her Latin Jazz Project, she performs a festive repertoire featuring original works and Afro-Latin jazz classics. From salsa to danzón and rumba to chachacha, Rachel and her band of virtuosos deliver a sizzling, hip-swinging show!  


VIDÉOS

Latin Jazz Project – Promo Teaser

A Ver, par Rachel Therrien

Moments Notice, par John Coltrane, arr. Rachel Therrien


MUSICIANS
  • Rachel Therrien, trumpet
  • With bass, piano and drums (musicians’ names to confirmed). 

CAPI

Project currently in progress.​

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