LINA ALLEMANO is a Canadian trumpeter, improviser, and prolific composer with an active international career, performing and recording cutting-edge contemporary music primarily in experimental, conceptual, improvised and jazz settings, but also working in a wide array of other genres. Born and raised in Edmonton Alberta, Allemano moved to Toronto in 1993. She is educated in both classical and jazz trumpet and specializes in extended technique on her instrument. Allemano now splits her time between the music scenes in TORONTO and BERLIN, and she runs her own internationally-acclaimed record label LUMO RECORDS.
Allemano composes music primarily for her forward-thinking acoustic quartet LINA ALLEMANO FOUR, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2015, as well as her Berlin- based power-trio OHRENSCHMAUS. She also leads the electric improvising quartet TITANIUM RIOT and the trumpet / live-processing duo BLOOP, and is a longtime member of Rob Clutton’s CLUTTERTONES. As well as being a side-musician in many other groups in both Toronto and Berlin, Allemano is also busy collaborating with many of today’s top groundbreaking musicians in countless other international projects. She has been releasing albums and touring extensively with her bands and many others all across Canada, USA and Europe for years. As a session musician, Allemano's trumpet playing can also be heard on countless albums, film and television soundtracks.