Rachel Therrien


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.​


  • 2023 - Nominee for a ADISQ award - Best Jazz Album of the Year LATIN JAZZ PROJECT​ (WINNER unveiled in Novembre 2023)
  • 2022 - Nominee for a GRAMMY Award "Virtual Birdland" with Arturo O'Farrill and ALJO.​
  • 2020 - Nominee for a JUNO Award - Best Jazz Album of the Year VENA
  • 2020 - Nominee for a ADISQ Award - Best Jazz Album of the Year VENA
  • 2016 - The Stingray Jazz Rising Star Award
  • 2015 - Grand Prix de Jazz TD
  • Nominated for best jazz album producers at Independent Music Award.​




VENA is the new project of trumpeter and Juno award nominated Rachel Therrien. With the VENA project, the ensemble, which is proudly gender equal, offers bold and contemporary works informed by cool jazz and European sensibilities. Four exceptional virtuosos that display amazing chemistry on stage and promise a thrilling, unforgettable concert.​​


V for Vena by Rachel Terrien​ 

Parity by Rachel Therrien​ 

Rachel Therrien - Vena (presentation)


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


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!  ​​


PORCELANOSA by Rachel Therrien Latin Jazz Project

"MOJO" Rachel Therrien Latin Jazz Project Feat. Gabriel Chakarji

Rachel Therrien Latin Jazz Project EPK​​​​

  • Rachel Therrien - Trumpet
  • Alex Bellegarde - Double Bass
  • Michel Medrano - Drums
  • Willy Rodriguez - Piano
  • Lazaro Martinez - Timbales
  • Diomer Gonzales - Congas


Project currently in progress.​