Airelle Besson definitely made her mark on the French jazz scene with her previous album Prélude, which she recorded with guitarist Nelson Veras. The 38-year-old trumpeter and composer won the prestigious Prix Django Reinhardt and was nominated for the annual Victoires du Jazz awards. Besson is one of the fastest rising jazz stars in her homeland, France. She studied with the great Wynton Marsalis and has shared the stage with icons like Charlie Haden and Carla Bley. She is making an impression on colleagues and audiences alike with her latest project, the Airelle Besson Quartet. The highly personal songs that Besson writes for her quartet are sung by Swedish singer Isabel Sörling. The dream-like music sounds experimental, with melancholy melodies and fluent harmonies. Besson’s new album will be released in May.