Jean Laurenz

Jean Laurenz's Biography

Jean Laurenz, the Assistant Professor of Trumpet at UW-Madison, is an eclectic musician who loves variety and collaboration. She primarily performs with Seraph Brass and the Wisconsin Brass Quintet. A soloist and chamber musician, Jean has enjoyed appearances with artists including Adele, The Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, and The Boston Pops. Also a passionate vocalist and stage performer, Jean builds multi-layered interdisciplinary projects which combine theater, singing, trumpet, visual arts, and storytelling. Most recently, Jean produced an award-winning film and multimedia work, DESCENDED. She has also toured Europe with Lucerne Festival's dance and theatrical production of Divamania. You can hear her on albums including Azul with Yo-Yo Ma and The Knights, and in DESCENDED released through Bright Shiny Things. Jean holds degrees in trumpet performance and choral education from Yale University and Northwestern University. She is a passionate educator and teaching artist. Jean has curated interactive youth and community concerts for Carnegie Hall, The Boston Symphony, and Handel and Haydn Society.

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