Lina Allemano

Lina Allemano

LINA ALLEMANO is a Toronto based jazz trumpeter, improviser and composer with an established and active career performing, recording and touring internationally. Her trumpet playing, compositions, and artistic vision have gained her recognition as being “adventurous, expressive, compelling, forward thinking, inventive, and sophisticated”.

As well as fronting her band LINA ALLEMANO FOUR and the improvising group “N”, Lina is also a member of many other active creative groups. She appears on over 30 recordings including her own critically acclaimed CDs that feature her original compositions: Lina Allemano Four Jargon (2010), Gridjam (2008), Pinkeye (2006), and Concentric (2003).

Lina’s recent career highlights include:

  • – Performances at the prestigious Festival of New Trumpet Music (FONT) in New York City
  • Featured as one of the top innovative trumpeters for the future in DOWNBEAT Magazine
  • Extensive touring with Lina Allemano Four in the US and Canada
  • Featured soloist at the spectacular Teatro Degollado in Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Winner of the CBC Galaxie Rising Star Award
  • Advanced trumpet technique studies in New York City with Laurie Frink
  • Nominated for the 2009 National Jazz Awards Trumpeter of the Year and SOCAN Composer of the Year

Lina has received support from Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council. Lina is a Yamaha Artist.

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