"Trumpeter Lina Allemano is especially good at the melodification of thought and sound. Her finely textured improvisations are always intent but casual, as if she were merely picking out notes and phrases that have always been there, waiting to be made audible" [The Globe and Mail].
Lina Allemano is a Canadian trumpeter, improviser, and composer with an active international career, performing and recording cutting-edge contemporary music primarily in improvised / experimental / avant-garde / free-jazz settings, but also working in a wide array of other genres. For the past several years, Lina has been splitting her time between Toronto and Berlin, with one foot in Toronto's vibrant but somewhat under-the-radar experimental-music scene and the other foot in Berlin's flourishing and uncompromising art-music scene. Lina was called “one of the most exciting new voices of the last few years" by Point of Departure, and was featured as one of the top innovative trumpeters for the future in DownBeat Magazine. Her trumpet playing, compositions, and artistic vision have gained her international recognition as being "adventurous, expressive, compelling, forward thinking, inventive, and sophisticated”. As well as leading her longtime acoustic free-jazz band, LINA ALLEMANO FOUR, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2015, she also fronts the electric improvising group, TITANIUM RIOT. She has been releasing albums and touring extensively with both bands all across Europe, USA, and Canada for many years. Lina is also busy collaborating with a very long and ever-expanding list of exciting international improvisers, and is a member of many other active creative groups as a side-person.
Lina Allemano by Christina Marx