The Brent Jensen Quartet Dinner Concert
Jazz at the Center Concert Series presents The Brent Jensen Quartet Dinner Concert. A Paul Desmond Tribute.
Tickets are $40. Student Tickets are $20. Contact the Camano Center directly for more information on the availability of student tickets.
Chicken and sausage jambalaya
Brent Jensen studied in New York City with jazz legend Lee Konitz on a grant in 1987 from the Idaho Commission on the Arts. He was a featured winner of the Woodwinds on Fire international talent search conducted in 1996 by Jazziz magazine and has performed with a variety of jazz artists including Gene Harris, Bobby Shew, Gary Foster, John Clayton, Joe LaBarbera, Wycliffe Gordon, Warren Vache, John Stowell, Bill Watrous, Jamie Findlay, Dave Peck, Dianne Schuur, Kristin Korb, Marc Seales, Doug Miller, John Bishop, Bill Anschell, Don Sickler and many others. Brent’s recordings have received national jazz radio airplay and have been featured in jazz periodicals such as Jazziz, Cadence, Jazz Improv, JazzTimes and Saxophone Journal.
His debut CD for the Origin label, “The Sound of a Dry Martini: Remembering Paul Desmond”, charted on JazzWeek’s Top 50 for thirteen weeks in the spring of 2002. Selections from “Dry Martini” held the #1 spot on a number of jazz radio station charts across the country including WRTI (Philadelphia, PA), WICN (Worcester, MA), and KUSD (Sioux Falls, SD). “Dry Martini” was also featured on Jazzweek’s Top 100 and NPR’s JazzWorks’ Top 25 lists for the year 2002. Brent’s second recording for Origin, “Stay Cool”, made Jim Wilkie’s (host of Jazz After Hours) “Favorite Jazz CD 2002” list. His duo recording with pianist Bill Anschell, “We Couldn’t Agree More” was named a “Critic’s Choice” pick by Jazziz magazine and one of Jim Wilke’s “Best Northwest Jazz CDs. Brent’s recordings are available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify & Pandora and other online music streaming services.