Hailing from America, Canada, Israel, Chile and Japan: ARTEMIS is an international all-star group featuring six of the top performers on the jazz scene today: pianist and musical director RENEE ROSNES, trumpeter INGRID JENSEN, clarinetist ANAT COHEN, tenor saxophonist MELISSA ALDANA, bassist NORIKO UEDA and drummer ALLISON MILLER. Forget about gender! This is a significant and serious band that plays with passion, power and sensitivity. They will bring their collective artistry to the world, throughout 2020, with unforgettable performances of high-wire interplay and pure joy.
"One of Sunday’s clear highlights was a set by the super-group Artemis, a collective whose members — pianist Renee Rosnes, saxophonist Melissa Aldana, clarinetist Anat Cohen, trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, bassist Noriko Ueda and drummer Allison Miller — can all regularly be heard leading their own bands. Their set played like an expertly crafted mixtape, moving from a knotty version of Thelonious Monk’s “Brilliant Corners” to a surprisingly dramatic arrangement of the Beatles’ ‘Fool on the Hill.’"
"Two all-female ensembles scored high marks with festival-goers on Sunday. At the Fort Stage it was Artemis, the all-star sextet named for the Greek goddess of wilderness and the hunt. With a powerhouse frontline of trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana and clarinetist Cohen, and a solid rhythm section of pianist Renee Rosnes, bassist Noriko Ueda and drummer Allison Miller, they turned in a swinging rendition of Monk’s “Brilliant Corners” and delivered a twist on the Beatles’ ‘Fool On The Hill.'"
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