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Kris Jensen

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Saxophonist, flutist and composer/arranger Kris Jensen is a versatile musician that resides in Connecticut, USA. He is associated with many well known acts in jazz and rock 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, Rohn Lawrence and others. Jensen both attended the University of Hartford and taught there under the auspices of jazz saxophone legend Jackie McLean.

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Article: Interview

Dena Derose: Keeper Of The Song

Read "Dena Derose: Keeper Of The Song" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke


Dena DeRose has established a reputation as one of the finest jazz singers today—though never exclusively that. As others have done—Shirley Horn, a predecessor, or Karrin Allyson, a contemporary, among others—DeRose, in addition to her alluring voice, is a highly accomplished pianist who accompanies herself. Often that's in a trio setting, but she easily extends it ...

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Article: Extended Analysis

Jason Anick: Tipping Point

Read "Jason Anick: Tipping Point" reviewed by Ian Patterson


One of the Berklee College of Music's youngest instructors, violinist/mandolinist Jason Anick had already made a name for himself in 2008, when at twenty two years of age he was invited to tour with Grammy-winning guitarist John Jorgenson. Anick's tremendous virtuosity was to the fore on the acoustic Rhythm Future Quartet's Sleepless (Self Produced, 2011), a ...

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Article: Album Review

Al Thompson,Jr.: City Mainstream

Read "City Mainstream" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Known for favoring bebop as well as jazz standards from the Great American Song Book, Bridgeport, Connecticut-based jazz pianist/composer Al Thompson Jr. delivers his first album as leader presenting a set of nine original straight ahead compositions recorded with a combination of groups from a quintet to a light ensemble--all nicely packaged on City Mainstream. Don't ...


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