...Jensen offers a potpourri of styles, from funk to funereal to free, and there's not a dull moment on it.
Tim Jensen is a multi-instrumentalist (sax, flute and clarinet), composer and band leader. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Tim graduated from Wayne State University in 1984 with a bachelor degree in music. After graduation, Tim traveled the U.S. with the national touring companies of Cats, Aspects of Love, Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables. He has also backed up many artists, including Julie Andrews, Johnny Mathis, Rosemary Clooney, Ray Charles, Lou Rawls, Natalie Cole, The Manhattan Transfer, The Ojays, Mary Wilson, Dianna Reeves, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Bobby Vinton, Frankie Vallie and Wayne Newton.
After freelancing in New York City from 1992-1995, Tim moved Portland Oregon with his wife Nancy Ives (currently principal cellist of the Oregon Symphony).
In 2001 Tim released his self-titled debut CD to excellent reviews. He followed that with A Mind For the Scenery on Origin records, also to rave reviews.
Since moving to Portland, Tim has appeared on over twenty five recordings. Including: Gino Vannelli's Canto, Pink Martini's Hang on Little Tomato and Gary Hobb's Of My Times. Tim also performs with the Oregon Symphony, Portland Opera, The Bobby Torres Ensemble and the big bands of Rob Scheps , Gordon Lee and The Carlton Jackson Dave Mills band. Tim also leads his own ensembles of varying size. He is currently recording music for his next CD.
For more information about Tim Jensen, please visit: http://www.timjensenjazz.com.