Born: May 3, 1959
Chris Jentsch (guitar) is a recording and performing artist working primarily in jazz and contemporary improvisational forms. Based in Brooklyn since 1999, his main ensemble is Jentsch Group in its trio, quartet, or large configurations.
Jentsch is also a composer of jazz and concert music having been awarded grants/commissions from NY State Council on the Arts, Meet the Composer, the Composers Assistance Program of the American Music Center (2), American Composers Forum (2), Maelstrom Percussion Ensemble, and Penfield Commission Project.
Jentsch’s first CD Media Event was released in 1998 and features his working trio from that era. His second CD Miami Suite (1999) presents original works for large jazz ensemble. His third CD featuring the ACF-commissioned Brooklyn Suite is slated for a Spring 2007 release on Fleur De Son Records....
AwardsTo be featured in Scott Yanow’s new book, The Great Guitarists (2013 Hal Leonard).
Brooklyn SuiteFleur De Son
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- Brooklyn Suite by Michael P. Gladstone
- Brooklyn Suite by Mark F. Turner
- Brooklyn Suite by Graham L. Flanagan