ABOUT THE ARTIST
Cincinnati born B.J. Jansen, has established himself as a charismatic and dynamic performer, composer, bandleader and educator on and off the stage. B.J.’s journey in music began at age 10 when his father bought him an Alto Saxophone and gave him recordings of Gerry Mulligan and Charlie Parker. He later found his true voice on the Baritone Saxophone while performing in various college ensembles. His musical journey took him from the Midwest to the East Coast when he relocated to Philadelphia in 2004. It was in Philadelphia that he found the, “heart beat”, of Jazz. He spent three years learning on the streets of Philadelphia before relocating yet again to New York City in 2007. B.J. holds a BA in Jazz Studies from the University of Louisville, School of Music and an MBA in Music Management from the William Paterson University of New Jersey. In February of 2010, B.J. joined the Artists Recording Collective (ARC) label. B.J. endorses Yanagisawa Saxophones, Harry Hartmann’s Fiberreed and Ligaphones.
“Baritone saxophonist, (B.J.) Jansen… hovers in a tasteful, straight-ahead swing…. works a range of masterfully rounded tones.” – Downbeat Magazine
Baritone Saxophone - B.J. Jansen - http://www.bjjansen.com/
Trumpet - Duane Eubanks - http://www.duaneeubanks.com/
Piano - Marcus Persiani - http://www.marcuspersiani.com/
Bass - Tyler Mitchell - http://tylermitchelljazz.com/
Drums - Wayne Smith Jr. - http://www.waynesmithjr.com/