Joined Feb 5 2012
30 years old
Montreal / Toronto
In a very short time, jazz trumpeter Rachel Therrien has distinguished herself on the thriving Montreal music scene and internationally. Still very much a young artist, her extensive performance resume includes renowned artists such as Vic Vogel, Remi Bolduc, Oliver Jones, Carole Welsman, Anancaona de Cuba, Klimax, Michel Legrand, Ginette Reno, Alex Bellegrade, Sophie Desmarais, and more.
In 2008, Rachel spent 9 months at the Superior Institute of Arts in Cuba, studying with great Cuban musicians such as Elidio Chappotin, Yasek Manzano and Jorge Rubio. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz interpretation at Université de Montréal in 2010 under the direction of her trumpet professor, Ron Di Lauro. Since then, she has directed her own project, the Rachel Therrien Quintet whose debut CD On Track was released in Sepptember 2011.
This album features original compositions from Rachel Therrien at her very best, accompanied by an ensemble of the finest emerging musicians in Montreal. The album’s lead single, “Yremaya à Montréal” won 1st place of Espace musique’s “Palmares Jazz”.
The Trane Studio is honoured to present Rachel’s Toronto live performance debut, in keeping with our tradition of providing a stage for talented young artists to thrive and grow.