Fall 2016 Jazz Series: Kris JensenNovember 11, 2016
Saxophonist, flutist and composer/arranger, Kris Jensen, is a versatile musician that resides in Connecticut. He has performed throughout the U.S., Canada, Switzerland, The Caribbean, Bangkok, Thailand and is associated with many well-known musical acts including; the Allman Brothers Band and it's individual members' bands (Gregg Allman and Friends, Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, Dickey Betts Band), trumpet legend Maynard Ferguson and members of Connecticut's world class jazz community including Mark Templeton, Nat Reeves, Steve Davis, Phil Bowler, Jesse “Cheese” Hameen, Rohnnie Lawrence and many others.
Jensen both attended the University of Hartford and taught there under the auspices of jazz saxophone legend, Jackie McLean. Kris continues to carry on the great tradition as both a performer and educator.
Jensen is also an active member of a few other acclaimed ensembles based in Connecticut. He has appeared on “Late Night with David Letterman” with Gregg Allman & Friends and on stage with The Allman Brothers Band, The Dave Matthews Band and with Warren Haynes and Govt. Mule. In 1996 Jensen was a semi-finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Saxophone Competition.
This concert is part of New England Arts & Entertainment's Fall Jazz Series in the Poli Club. Subscriptions to all five shows, which include reserved seating, can be purchased for either the 7pm or 9pm performances. You can also call the Box Office at 203-346-2000.