AARON JENSEN (he/him), is a Saskatchewan-born, Toronto-based artist with a passion for collaboration, exploration, and community building. His creative work has been premiered and recorded by JUNO and GRAMMY award-winning artists, including Randy Brecker, Mariah Carey, Natalie MacMaster, and Dame Evelyn Glennie. He had the pleasure of acting as musical director, band leader, and composer for the nine-time EMMY award winning series, Schitt’s Creek. Jensen’s compositions have been performed around the world by choirs, and symphony orchestras. He has contributed to a Broadway-optioned musical, a BAFTA-nominated video game, and a New York Times Bestselling book. His love of vocal music, obsession with language, and penchant for interweaving musical genres can be heard throughout his body of work. Jensen is the Artistic and Musical Director of Countermeasure, the Artist-in-Residence at Beth Sholom Synagogue, an Associate Composer of the CMC, and the Artistic Director Emeritus of SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival. He studied Composition at York University.
After 45 years in this business, I can honestly say that I pride myself on being able to recognize good product and the people who create it. In my professional opinion, Aaron Jensen has the talent and the unique abilities as a song writer, orchestrator, musical arranger and producer, to craft incredible and prolific works in the American entertainment industry.”
Hollywood Orchestrator/Conductor (The Mandalorian, The Hunger Games, The Sixth Sense)
This past month, I have had a love affair with Canadian composer, Aaron Jensen’s new Centrediscs album, ‘From Sea to Sea’….Gorgeous, pitch perfect, beautiful relaxed vocal production, and effortless intonation. This recording is stellar. I often wonder what the future of choral music is; this album answers that question, recognizing and honouring our choral traditions while boldly and successfully experimenting in contemporary music and the avant garde.
ANACRUSIS – JOURNAL OF CHORAL CANADA
Our hero, Toronto-local Aaron Jensen ― I can honestly say this, he’s one the most phenomenally talented individuals I have ever met.
HEATHER BAMBRICK – JAZZFM TORONTO
Great track! You da’ boss!…I’m an old traditional ‘studio cat’ but I like every direction you’re going with this!
-Multi GRAMMY Award-winning trumpet/flugelhorn player.
“Jensen’s intelligence and sensitivity as a composer, as well as the impressive range of his compositional style, is revealed in his exploration of the genres of folk, classical, jazz, pop, and minimalism.”
CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF MUSIC LIBRARIES
“I really enjoyed it, [Jensen’s composition, “For Alice”]…Very complex but still super musical and a great mix too!”
BRIAN GARTEN – GRAMMY Award-winning mix engineer (Whitney Houston, Justin Bieber, Rolling Stones)