Citta’ Aperta Exposed: Contemporary Compositions by Lina Allemano

Get to know Lina Allemano,
One of the many multifaceted artists at Citta’ Aperta 

Lina Allemano is a Canadian trumpeter, improviser and composer. Her work has been described as “adventurous, expressive, compelling, forward-thinking, inventive and sophisticated.” Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, now based in Toronto, Lina has an active international career, performing and recording innovative, contemporary sounds primarily in free-jazz/improvised/experimental/avant-garde settings. Her trumpet playing, compositions, and artistic vision have inspired her to lead two groups: LINA ALLEMANO FOUR and the improv collective, TITANIUM RIOT, in addition to being an active member of many creative groups. Lina appears on over 30 recordings, including five of her own critically acclaimed CDs with LINA ALLEMANO FOUR that feature original compositions. Since 2005, she has toured extensively with LINA ALLEMANO FOUR all across Europe, USA, and Canada and has performed multiple times at the prestigious Festival of New Trumpet Music (FONT) in New York City.  Lina recently undertook advanced trumpet studies in Berlin with Axel Dörner and in New York City with Laurie Frink.  She was featured as one of the top innovative trumpeters for the future in DownBeat Magazine (2007), was winner of the CBC Galaxie Rising Star Award (2005), and was nominated for National Jazz Awards Trumpeter of the Year and SOCAN Composer of the Year (2009).

Lina will bring her contemporary jazz, trumpet in hand, to Salone Di Cultura’s Citta’ Aperta as an exclusive musical guest.

For more on Lina, visit: www.linaallemano.com

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