From Montreal to New York City, French-Canadian trumpeter, composer and producer Rachel Therrien boasts an enviable CV. She is considered one of the most promising jazz musicians, playing a wide variety of musical styles and rhythms.
Nominated in 2020 at ADISQ for Best Jazz Album of the Year, Winner of the 2015 TD Grand Prize Jazz Award at the renowned Montreal International Jazz Festival, the 2016 Stingray Jazz Rising Star Award and nominated as Best Jazz Producer at the Independent Music Awards 2018 in NY, she has shared stages with many world-class musicians such as: Tony Allen, the DIVA Jazz Orchestra, Roberto Fonseca, Michel Legrand, Claudio Roditi, Pedrito Martinez, Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro Latin Jazz Big Band, Darcy James Argue, Pen Peplowsi.
Rachel has published five records: V pour Vena (2020), produced by French label Bonsaï Music; Why Don’t You Try (2017), Pensamiento: Proyecto Colombia (2016), Home Inspiration (2014) and On Track (2011) released through Labels Multiple Chord Music (CA) & Truth Revolution Records (USA). She received stellar reviews from Le Devoir, La Presse, All About Jazz, New York Hot House, Downbeat Editor’s Pick, Latin Jazz Corner, just to name a few.
For the last few years she has toured as bandleader all over Canada, USA, Europe, Ukraine, Mexico and more, taking on the most prestigious jazz festivals and clubs.