Calgary based trumpeter André Wickenheiser began his musical studies at Mount Royal University where he completed an Artist Diploma in jazz performance. From there, he went on to finish both a Bachelors Degree, and Masters Degree in jazz performance at McGill University in Montreal. Now residing in Calgary, André is enjoying a busy career as a freelance musician, composer/arranger, and educator performing regularly in local groups including Prime Time Big Band, Calgary Creative Arts Ensemble, Lorna Maclachlan Quintet, Jon McCaslin Sextet etc. André leads his own jazz ensembles that perform his original compositions. André is on faculty at Ambrose University and the Mount Royal Conservatory.