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Jean Laurenz

Assistant Professor of Trumpet

College of Letters & Science l Mead Witter School of Music

Hometown: Mt. Prospect, IL

Jean Laurenz is a trumpet player specializing in classical and contemporary chamber music. She is also a singer, actress, film maker, and producer of interdisciplinary multi-media art and music shows. She has performed with Adele, Kanye West, and various classical institutions around the world.


A Shape Shifting Musical Life

Jean Laurenz talks about the world of classical contemporary music, a musician’s life, and how the scope of these elements are changing in modern, technology driven times.


Jean Laurenz shares inspiration behind her award winning film, DESCENDED. Descended weaves a musical narrative through a short art film ridden with buddhist inflected Japanese ghost and folk stories written by Jean’s great-great-uncle, Lafcadio Hearn.