PIANIST JOHN JENSEN
Pianist John Jensen is a musician of great diversity and accomplishment, who combines the virtuosity of a fine classical musician with the imagination of a great jazz pianist. He is an avant-garde keyboard player who masters the most complex and esoteric styles. Referring to Mr. Jensen’s New York debut recital performance of Charles Ives’ mammoth “Concord” Sonata, New York Times critic Raymond Ericson said, “A first-rate performance of a great work. He has recorded "Tre Ricercari" by Martinu, with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra for London Records and Mr. Jensen's solo recordings include the piano music of Aaron Copland and Paul Reale, and the piano sonatas of Charles Ives, as well as a solo jazz compact disc. Mr. Jensen received his musical training in Southern California, studying with Gwendolyn Koldofsky and John Crown on piano and Ingolf Dahl and Halsey Stevens in composition. As a member of the Mirecourt Trio, he has made seventeen recordings.