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Christine Jensen

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Dubbed “one of Canada’s most compelling composers” by The Globe and Mail, jazz composer and saxophonist Christine Jensen has been an active member of the Montreal music scene for nearly two decades.  A British Columbia native, Jensen moved to Montreal in 1990 to pursue a degree in jazz performance at McGill’s School of Music.  In 1995, a year after graduating, she collaborated on her sister Ingrid's Juno Award winning jazz album for composing the title track “Vernal Fields”, and this early success spurred her to keep writing her own music. As a bandleader, she has released five recordings, including her latest Treelines (2010). In 2006, she received the Opus Award for Jazz Concert of the year for her work with the 18-member Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra. (DN)

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