Christina Beaudry-Cárdenas is the winner of the 2022 Oliver Jones Award, presented by the Montreal Jazz Festival.
The Montreal-based drummer’s Pizca project is a fusion of jazz and Peruvian music, with a mix of original compositions and arrangements of standards from both musical styles.
Beaudry-Cárdenas is the second person to receive the Oliver Jones Award, after Jacob Do in 2019.
The Oliver Jones Award recognizes young university-level musicians from visible minority or Indigenous communities.
The award was created in honour of legendary jazz pianist Oliver Jones, who was born in the Montreal neighbourhood of Little Burgundy and has made his mark on both the history of the Montreal Jazz Festival and the legacy of jazz in Canada.