Sunday June 23 @ 4:15 PM
Old Market Square
Audrey Ochoa is one of Edmonton’s most prolific trombone players. She studied classical trombone at the University of Alberta and has performed professionally across Canada and abroad as a member of multiple ensembles. Audrey has found a home in jazz and contemporary music composing her own tunes, which are often Latin-influenced and definitely convey her sense of humour.
Audrey has worked with such jazz legends as Chris Potter, Marcus Miller, Hilario Duran, PJ Perry, Tommy Banks, Lew Tebackin, and Dan Aykroyd and the Temptations. In January 2018, Audrey’s compositions were selected to be arranged for a big band featured at the Jazz Education Network (JEN) conference in New Orleans. She performed the arrangements with the University of North Texas Lab Band.
Audrey’s second album, Afterthought (Chronograph Records), is an extension of her compositional skill and talent. The album stayed at #1 in Canada on the jazz charts for a month and hit # 20 in the US. She has been published twice as a featured columnist in Canadian Musician as an expert instrumentalist. Audrey was nominated for a 2018 Western Canadian Music Award, and she won the Jazz Recording of the Year award at the 2018 Edmonton Music Awards.