“Five Minutes With” trombone player, Audrey Ochoa

Audrey Ochoa is a trombone player of jazz and contemporary music. She composes her own tunes, often with Latin influences, and has performed professionally in Canada and abroad as a member of several ensembles. In 2020 she was the winner of the Western Canadian Music Award (WCMA) for the Jazz Artist of the Year.

In 2014 she released her debut album “Trombone and Other Delights”, and in 2017 she released ”Afterthought”, her second album with Mike Lent and Sandro Dominelli. The last one recorded is called “Frankenhorn”, with pianist Chris Andrew, remixed by electronica DJ Battery Poacher, and introducing arranging strings with horns and a rhythm section.

We had the chance to catch up with her to find out more about her influences, life and projects.

Audrey Ochoa


Audrey Ochoa





# of Albums:

3 (and a fourth one to be released in 2023)

Latest Album:


Latest Single:

Swamp Castles

Latest Video:

Favourite musician growing up:


Favourite musician now:


Guilty pleasure song:

Welcome to Atlanta – Jermaine Dupri and Ludacris

Live show ritual:

Have a mild panic followed by uncontrollable nervous laughter.

Favourite local musician:

Jory Kinjo

EP or LP?


Early bird or night owl?

Early Bird

Road or studio?


Where can we follow you?

Website | Twitter | Instagram


Rapid Fire Calgary Qs

Favourite local restaurant:

Native Tongues Taqueria

Favourite street in your city:

9th Ave – extremely walkable and no cars on Sunday.

Favourite park in your city:

Olympic Plaza for Festival- one of my favourite festivals in Calgary.

Favourite music venue in your city:


Favourite music store in your city:

Long and McQuade?



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