The Kennedy Center

John Jensen



Biography

John Jensen is a member of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and performed with that esteemed organization at the Pyramids at Giza. He is part of the popular band Chaise Lounge, a group that defies category. John has performed with many “greats” of the jazz world including Joe Williams, Milt Hinton and Dizzy Gillespie. He was featured soloist for many years with the US Navy Band’s Commodores. Using trombone, double bell euphonium, didgeridoo and cornet he has played and recorded world music, traditional music, experimental and lots of straight ahead jazz. This performance will feature tunes from the pens of Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn plus a few surprises! John Jensen will be onstage along with the sterling rhythm section of drummer Ken Kimery, bassist Michael Bowie and pianist Tony Nalker.
John Jensen