Born: December 17, 1981 Primary Instrument: Trumpet
Trumpeter and Composer Nicole Rampersaud has become an in demand performer in Canada and abroad, known for her unique and versatile musicality in the jazz and improvised music scenes. Past and current collaborators read like a who's who of today's leading artists: Anthony Braxton, Bob Brookmeyer, Evan Parker, Rakalam Bob Moses, Django Bates, Marilyn Lerner, Joe Morris and Jean Martin, to name a few. She has also performed in some of the most prestigious venues in North America including: New York’s Lincoln Center, Berklee Performance Center in Boston, and Massey Hall in Toronto.
Nicole’s Quintet was invited to perform a set of new compositions at the Festival of New Trumpet Music, where she was also a part of the New York premiere of Anthony Braxton’s Composition #103 for Seven Choreographed and Costumed Trumpets, with Mr. Braxton conducting. She has since performed the piece with Mr. Braxton at the Ars Nova Workshop in Philadelphia. Nicole also performed with Braxton as a member of the AIMToronto Orchestra at the Guelph Jazz Festival. The performance was documented and released on Spool Records....
Awards:Recipient of Grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.
Some of the individuals that made impact on my ears were Nicole Rampersaud with excruciatingly vivid trumpet playing... - Tom Sekowski, The Live Music Report
Ms. Rampersaud is one of the rising stars of the burgeoning Toronto scene, keep your eye on her, she’s got the chops and the ideas to make some serious noise. - Taylor Ho Bynum, Cornet Player, Co-Curator for the Festival of New Trumpet Music