B.J. Jansen



B.J. Jansen, born January 3rd 1981 in Cincinnati, has only begun to establish himself as a charismatic and dynamic jazz performer, composer and bandleader on and off the stage. Recent performance highlights as leader have included the 55 Bar, Fat Cat, Garage and Knitting Factory in NYC: NY, Blues Alley in Washington, DC, Philadelphia Museum of Art and Mann Center For The Performing Arts in Philadelphia. He has also toured internationally with performances in Brazil(2001) and Japan(TOKYO 2007).

Realizing the importance of giving back, B.J. founded the Jazz Development Group in February of 2005. The JDG is a non-profit corporation to provide supplemental jazz education clinics to school-age children at no cost. In the future B.J. hopes to continue his charitable work and form alliances with other organizations improving the lives of people through music.

B.J. Jansen also hosts his own Jazz Show, "The Jazz Life".

As of 2009, B.J. Jansen is an Endorsing Artist for the Los Angeles based Saxophone Manufacturer, International Woodwind. In February of 2010, B.J. joined Artists Recording Collective (ARC) label. 


Jazz Baritone SaxQuotes:
"Rising Jazz Star"- Andy Hardy, Jazz Host on George Jazz FM, New Zealand

"Up-And-Coming and Soon-To-Be, Jazz Legend" - Al Lubiejewski, JAZZ HOST on WQLN 91.3 FM

"A Soldier For Jazz" - Ty Bailey, Host of "Just Jazz" Radio Show on WVST FM


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