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Jens Lindemann C.M., LL.D (Hon.), FRCMT (Hon.)(born 1966) is a German born Canadian trumpet soloist of Polish Jewish heritage now based in Los Angeles. He is the first classical brass soloist to be awarded the Order of Canada, the country's highest civilian honour. He played in the Canadian Brass from 1996 to 2001 and continues to play at major concert venues all over the world as an orchestral soloist, with chamber groups, jazz bands, and also as a recitalist and master clinician.

He is a professor with high distinction at University of California, Los Angeles and was a Distinguished Visiting Artist at Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. He has also taught at the Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta. He also has an honorary doctorate (LL.D.) from McMaster University, Honorary Fellow (FRCMT) from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and the Medal of Excellence from MacEwan University.

He was named "Personality of the Year 2006" by the British magazine The Brass Herald, he also hosted the 33rd International Trumpet Guild conference at the Banff Centre in June 2008. He has given numerous world premières with orchestras including the North American première of Bernd Alois Zimmermann's concerto Nobody Knows with the Toronto Symphony.

He studied at the Juilliard School of Music in New York City and McGill University in Montreal. Among numerous distinctions, he has been a nominee for 2 Grammy awards, 5 Juno awards in 4 four different categories and received the Echo Classic in Germany. As part of Alberta's centenary celebrations in 2005, he gave a solo Command Performance for Queen Elizabeth II.

Jens Lindemann was also the first prize winner of two major international solo contests in 1992, the Prague Spring Festival competition and the Ellsworth Smith (Florida), both by unanimous juries. In May 2012, playing with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, he was the first Canadian trumpeter to perform as a featured soloist at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Founding member of the All-Star Brass which has recorded 4 CD's and as well as the first live brass chamber version of Ottorino Respighi's Pines of Rome, He is also the Artistic Director of the Banff Centre International Summer Brass Festival and Artistic Director of the Jeju International Wind Ensemble Festival in Korea.

He was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 2014.

We are featuring this star trumpet player on this week's show playing the Ernst Sachse Concertino - listen out for his own cadenza in this performance with the Canadian Staff Band with BM: John Lam.

Playlist 28 August 2022Recording Details
Rhythm and Blues – Philip SparkeOpening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010'Patrons' Choice III' - CD - Egon CD-SFZ154 - 2010
Torch of Freedom - Eric BallBrass Band Limburg (Switzerland) MD: Fred Dobbelstein - 2002'Marching Brass' - CD - MARLSTONE CDL2207 - 2002
English Folk Songs Suite - Ralph Vaughan WilliamsTredegar Town Band MD: Ian Porthouse - 2022'Vaughan Williams on Brass' - CD - Albion Records ALBCD052 - 2022
Spring Elegiac Melody No. 2 Op 34 - Edvard Grieg arr. Pat RyanCWS (Manchester) Band MD: Alex Mortimer - 1963'Popular Favourites In Brass - The Famous CWS (Manchester) Band' - Vinyl - Contour – 6870504 - 1963
March of the Peers - Sullivan arr. William Relton1000 Yorkshire Voices and the Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: William Relton - 1994'A Festival of Yorkshire Voices' - Polyphonic Recording QPRZ 008D - 1994
Sachse Concertino (Cadenza Lindemann) - SachseTrumpet Soloist Jens Lindemann with the Canadian Staff Band BM: John Lam - 2011'Rising Sun' - CD - Marquis Music - 2011
Brass Ablaze Concert March - Goff RichardsFoden's Band MD: Nicholas Childs - 1997'Brass Explosion' - CD -Obrasso Recoding CD863 - 1997
A Postcard from Mexico - Howard SnellDesford Colliery Dowty Band MD: Howard Snell - 1986'Best of Brass BBC Contest' - Vinyl - 1986
Variations on Rule Britannia - John Hartmann arr. Denzil StephensEuphonium Soloist Steven Mead with the Rigid Containers Band MD: Robert Watson - 1990'Rondo' - CD - Heavyweight Records Ltd – HR004/D - 1990
March Centaur - Derek BroadbentBritannia Building Society Band MD: Howard Snell - 1995'March Spectacular' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD849 - 1995
Three Figures -1) Cope's Challenge 2) Iles Interlude 3) Rimmer's Race - Herbert HowellsBesses o'th Barn Band MD: Roy Newsome - 1983'Showcase For Brass' - CD - Chandos BBRD1020 - 1983
Die Csardasfurstin (The Gypsy Princess) Act 1 Heia in den Bergen ist mein Heimatland (Here in the Mountains of my Homeland) - Emmerich Kalman arr: Ian JohnstoneBlack Dyke Mills Band MD: James Watson - 1996'Strauss Festival' - CD - Obrasso Recording - CD859 - 1996
Mack and Mabel - Jerry Herman arr: Keith WilkinsonThe All-Star Girls of Brass MD: Nicholas Childs - 2000'All Star Girls of Brass' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD090 - 2000
Les Preludes - Symphonic Poem - Liszt - arr. William RimmerBlack Dyke Mills Band MD: James Watson - 1992'Slavonic Brass - Black Dyke Mills Band' - Vinyl - Polyphonic Recording QPRL 053D - 1992
Polka Concertante: Pluie d'Etoiles - Emil Waldteufel arr. Eric CreesCornet Soloist David Smith with the Desford Colliery Band MD: Eric Crees - 1997'Bach to Bernstein' - Hermitage Music HMCD 7002-3 - 1997
Sea Songs - Ralph Vaughan WilliamsTredegar Town Band MD: Ian Porthouse - 2022'Vaughan Williams on Brass' - CD - Albion Records ALBCD052 - 2022
Crusaders - Dean GoffinReg Vardy Band MD: John Ward - 2011'Crusader - The Music of Dean Goffin' - CD - MCPS: MCPS001 - 2011
Fanfare From "Carmina Burana" - Carl Orff arr. PearsonBNFL Band MD: Richard Evans - 1996'By Request' - CD - Polyphonic - 1996
Rhythm and Blues – Philip SparkeClosing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010'Patrons' Choice III' - CD - Egon CD-SFZ154 - 2010

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