Origin Artist

Brent Jensen

...a saxophonist of impressive range, from mainstream to free.

Now making his home in Seattle, saxophonist BRENT JENSEN was the Director of Jazz Studies at the College of Southern Idaho for many years. As the artistic director for the CSI Jazz Summit and the Jazz Saturdays workshop series, Jensen was a major force in cultivating new performers and bringing world-class jazz events to Idaho, creating a climate of rich cultural pursuit that remains since his departure.

Raised in Boise, Brent Jensen studied in New York City with jazz legend Lee Konitz on a grant in 1987 from the Idaho Commission on the Arts. He was a featured winner of the Woodwinds on Fire international talent search conducted in 1996 by Jazziz magazine and has performed with a variety of jazz artists including Gene Harris, Bobby Shew, Gary Foster, John Clayton, Joe LaBarbera, Wycliffe Gordon, Warren Vache, John Stowell, Bill Watrous, Jamie Findlay, Dave Peck, Dianne Schuur, Kristin Korb, Marc Seales, Doug Miller, John Bishop, Bill Anschell, Don Sickler and many others. Brent's nine recordings received significant national radio airplay and have been featured in all the major jazz periodicals.

His debut CD for the Origin label, "The Sound of a Dry Martini: Remembering Paul Desmond", charted on JazzWeek's Top 50 for thirteen weeks in the spring of 2002. Selections continue to be in rotation on a number of jazz radio stations across the country 17 years later. "Dry Martini" was also featured on Jazzweek's Top 100 and NPR's JazzWorks' Top 25 lists for the year 2002. Brent's second recording for Origin, "Stay Cool", made Jim Wilke's (host of Jazz After Hours) "Favorite Jazz CD 2002" list. His duo recording with pianist Bill Anschell, "We Couldn't Agree More" was named a "Critic's Choice" pick by Jazziz magazine and one of Jim Wilke's "Best Northwest Jazz" CDs.


Brent Jensen
Origin 82821

Peterson-Kohler Collective
Origin 82787

Brent Jensen / Bill Anschell / Chris Symer
Origin 82621

Wellstone Conspiracy
Origin 82600

Wellstone Conspiracy
Origin 82560

Bill Anschell | Brent Jensen
Origin 82533

Brent Jensen w/ Bill Anschell, Jeff Johnson, John Bishop
Origin 82493

Brent Jensen
Origin 82453

Brent Jensen / Rob Walker Quintet
Origin 82427

Brent Jensen with David Sills
Origin 82403

Brent Jensen with The Acoustic Jazz Quartet
Origin 82396

Carrie Wicks
OA2 Records 22175

The Vocal Jazz Collective
OA2 Records 22068

Jeff Baker
OA2 Records 22056

Jeff Baker
OA2 Records 22031

Jeff Baker
OA2 Records 22019

Jeff Baker
OA2 Records 22010


For more information about Brent Jensen, please visit: https://musicians.allaboutjazz.com/brentjensen.


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