The Canadian saxophonist Christine Jensen with our very own «Kjellerbandet»
At Jazzfest 2017 you could experience trumpeter Ingrid Jensen together with Kjellerbandet in concert, which was an absolutely great combination. This year we have invited her sister Christine Jensen to recreate the magic of a Jensen sister in combination with Kjellerbandet!
Montreal-based saxophonist and composer Christine Jensen has been described as ”anoriginal voice on the international jazz scene, and one of Canada’s most compellingcomposers” by Mark Miller.
Her latest opus, “Treelines –The Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra” on Justin-Time Records, won her the 2011 Juno Award for Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year, along with Quebec’s Opus Award for jazz recording of the year. Besides being a very skilled composer and arranger, she is an eminent saxophone player.
“Jensen writes in three dimensions, with a quiet kind of authority that makes the many elements cohere. Wayne Shorter, Maria Schneider and Kennny Wheeler come to mind.” - Greg Buium, Downbeat Magazine
Christine Jensen - saxophone
Simen Grøning Johansen
Anders Hauge Aurland
Hilde Normann Lund
Aksel Sandsmark Borgen
Mona Krogstad - soprano and alto saxophone
Rasmus Høgberg - alto saxophone
Jon Martin Vinje - tenor saxophone
Ivar Sjømæling Andersen - tenor saxophone
Sondre Leonhardsen - baritone saxophone
Vilde Aakre Lie - vocals
Ingrid Øygard Steinkopf - piano
Iver Christoffer Cardas - guitar
Andreas Svabø - bass
August Glännestrand - drums
Jan Ivar Kinn Ekroll - musical leader
Dokkhuset, Friday May 10th, 11:00 P.M.