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Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Born: October 20

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)....
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Press Quotes about Lina:
”Lina Allemano is a subtle trumpeter who can forge compelling ideas, seriously appealing tones and extended lyrical journeys while moving between mainstream and outside modes” (The Toronto Star)
”Allemano's compositions are inviting and intimate” (DOWNBEAT Magazine)
”Imbued with style, Allemano shows no need to prove anything” (Cadence Magazine, USA)
”With oil and fire, trumpeter Lina Allemano can sting and soothe in one breathe” (Jazz Report)
”Allemano is an admirable, daring player. Armed with a richness of tone, she isn't afraid to squeal, squeak or growl according to the given moment” (The Wholenote)
”Allemano is a superbly lyrical trumpeter in a lineage that reaches back through Dave Douglas and Kenny Wheeler to Booker Little” (CODA Magazine)
”Lina Allemano's voice on the trumpet is a breath of fresh air...

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