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Ingrid Laubrock


Ingrid Laubrock saxophones/composition

Originally from Germany, Ingrid Laubrock resides in Brooklyn, NY. Between 1989 and 2009, she was active as a musician and composer in London/UK.

Ingrid’s many accolades include the BBC Jazz Award for Innovation in 2004, a Fellowship in Jazz Composition by the Arts Foundation in 2006 and the prestigious 2009 SWR German Radio Jazz Prize. She was nominated for the Doris Duke Impact Award in 2014 and voted best soprano saxophonist in the Downbeat Critics Poll in 2015.

In 2011 Ingrid was commissioned to compose and record for the prestigious New-Jazz Meeting, an annual production by the SWR. Her orchestra piece “Vogelfrei”was performed by the American Composers Orchestra and by the Tricentric Orchestra in 2013.

In 2012 Ingrid was ‘Improviser in Residence’ in Moers,Germany. The post is created to introduce creative music into the city throughout the year. As part of this she led a regular improvisation ensemble and taught sound workshops in elementary schools as well as organized concert and events throughout the city.

She performed and/or recorded with: Anthony Braxton, Dave Douglas, Craig Taborn, Jason Moran,Tim Berne, Sam Pluta, Tom Rainey,Mary Halvorson, Kris Davis, Tyshawn Sorey, Evan Parker, Taylor Ho Bynum, Luc Ex and many others.

Ingrid’s current projects as a leader are Anti-House, Sleepthief, Ingrid Laubrock Sextet and Ubatuba. 

She  regularly performs with several of Anthony Braxton’s groups including  Diamond Curtain Wall Quartet and 10+1tet, Tom Rainey’s Trio and Obbligato, Nate Wooley’s Battle Pieces, Kris Davis’ Capricorn Climber Andrew Drury’s Content Provider,  Mary Halvorson  Septet, Luc Ex’ Assemblée and Taylor Ho Bynum’s Plustet.

She released 10 albums as a leader  on Candid, Intakt, Emanem, Cleanfeed and Relative Pitch Records. 

Anti-House at Le Dynamo/Pantin

Ingrid Laubrock, tenor saxophone, Mary Halvorson guitar, Kris Davis piano, Sean Conly bass, Tom Rainey drums

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Paradoxical Frog

Ingrid Laubrock tenor saxophone, Kris Davis piano, Tyshawn Sorey drums live at Moers Festival 2010

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