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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

B.J. Jansen: Commmon Ground

Read "Commmon Ground" reviewed by Luigi Sforza

Appare chiaro sin dalle prime battute quale sia il mood di questo progetto del giovane sassofonista baritono B.J. Jansen. La maggior parte del repertorio è costituita da una sequenza di episodi musicali che molto hanno a che fare con la tradizione musicale afroamericana.

Ad eccezione di “Carol's Dream" e “Suol Loss" --ballad dai lineamenti ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

B.J. Jansen: Common Ground

Read "Common Ground" reviewed by Matthew Aquiline

Cincinnati-born baritone saxophonist B.J. Jansen's tenth album is titled Common Ground for good reason: his sextet consists of NEA Jazz Master trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis, drummer Ralph Peterson, trumpeter Duane Eubanks, pianist Zaccai Curtis, and bassist Dezron Douglas--all of whom revel in improvisation. His group's shared affinity for jazz in the straight-ahead vein compelled Jansen to employ ...

B.J. Jansen, Ralph Peterson Jr., Delfeayo Marsalis & Duane Eubanks To Make A Record

B.J. Jansen, Ralph Peterson Jr., Delfeayo Marsalis & Duane Eubanks To Make A Record

BJ Jansen has launched an IndieGoGo Crowdsourcing Campaign for his 10th recording project as a leader with a planned release in the Spring of 2017. The recording will feature all original compositions and arrangements. He will be joined on the recording project by: Delfeayo Marsalis- trombone
Ralph Peterson – drums
Duane Eubanks ...

NEWS: CAREER

Three Simple Rules of 21st Century Business on the Web

Three Simple Rules of 21st Century Business on the Web

By B.J. Jansen After much consternation and thought about the impact that piracy and the web have brought into the world of intellectual property, I've identified three simple constants. I'm sure my observations may draw criticism, however I feel that the best way to navigate today's internet webscape is to control what you can control. As such ...

NEWS: CAREER

Why Branding Is More Important Than Ever

Why Branding Is More Important Than Ever

By B.J. Jansen Branding, is now more than ever, the most important investment an Artist can make towards their own career success.

Today is one of the greatest times to be in the music industry. We have more educational, technological, and musical content and freedom available on a daily basis than at any ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

B.J. Jansen: Ronin

Read "Ronin" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Baritone saxophonist B.J. Jansen demonstrates his versatility as a composer and performer on Ronin, his third release as a leader. The nine originals that comprise the album cover a gamut of styles while remaining firmly in the jazz mainstream.

On the boppish “Manhattan Trane'in" for instance Jansen wields his horn with agility as he ...

NEWS: CONTEST

Enter the "B.J. Jansen - Ronin" Giveaway at All About Jazz!

Enter the "B.J. Jansen - Ronin" Giveaway at All About Jazz!

All About Jazz members are invited to enter the Artists Recording Collective “B.J. Jansen - Ronin“ giveaway contest starting today. We'll select FIVE winners at the conclusion of the contest on March 1st. Click here to enter the contest (Becoming a fan of B.J. Jansen at AAJ automatically enters you in the contest.) Good luck!
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NEWS: INTERVIEW

Baritone Saxophone Artist, B.J. Jansen Interviewed On WHCR 90.3FM "The Voice Of Harlem"

Baritone Saxophone Artist, B.J. Jansen Interviewed On WHCR 90.3FM "The Voice Of Harlem"

Baritone Saxophone Artist, B.J. Jansen was interviewed on WHCR 90.3FM “The Voice of Harlem", January 5th, 2014 by Lamon Fenner on Lamon's Jazz Break @ 8. Jansen discusses his first new release in nearly two years, a new quartet album entitled, RONIN. He talks with Lamon about the deeper and more philosophical aspects of his new release, ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Baritone Saxophonist, B.J. Jansen Releases, "Ronin, The Masterless Samurai"

Baritone Saxophonist, B.J. Jansen Releases, "Ronin, The Masterless Samurai"

His first new release in nearly two years, B.J. Jansen returns with a new quartet album Ronin. Ronin hits the streets March 4th, 2014 and features; Mamiko Watanabe on piano, Mike Boone on bass, Amanda Ruzza on bass, Chris Beck on drums and Dorota Piotrowska on drums. During the feudal period in Japan (1185-1868), a Ronin was ...

NEWS: CAREER

B.j. Jansen Becomes An Official Endorsing Artist For Yanagisawa (Conn-DSelmer Inc.)

B.j. Jansen Becomes An Official Endorsing Artist For Yanagisawa (Conn-DSelmer Inc.)

Baritone Saxophone Artist, B.J. Jansen, has just become an official endorsing artist and clinician for Yanagisawa Saxophones of Japan. With a heritage of instrument-making in Japan that traces back to 1893, Yanagisawa is recognized today as a maker of the most carefully handcrafted family of artist-level saxophones in the world. In models ranging from sopranino to baritone, these superb instruments have won the ...