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B.J. Jansen, born January 3rd 1981 in Cincinnati, has established himself as a charismatic and dynamic performer, composer, bandleader and educator on and off the stage. B.J.’s journey in music began at age 10 when his father bought him an Alto Saxophone and gave him recordings of Gerry Mulligan and Charlie Parker. He later found his true voice on the Baritone Saxophone while performing in various college ensembles.

His musical journey took him from the Midwest to the East Coast when he relocated to Philadelphia in 2004. It was in Philadelphia that he found the, “heart beat”, of Jazz. He spent three years learning on the streets of Philadelphia before relocating yet again to New York City in 2007.

In New York City, B.J. has had the opportunity to learn from and perform with some of the greatest living musicians today. He continues to forge his own artistic path on the hallowed grounds of Jazz in New York. He has recorded multiple albums as a leader and led ensembles in many of the most respected Jazz venues in the City.

The life-long study of Music has taught B.J. many lessons about art and life. Realizing the importance of giving back, B.J. hopes to continue to form alliances to improve the lives of people through music.

B.J. holds an MBA in Music Management from the William Paterson University of New Jersey and a BA in Jazz Studies from the University of Louisville, School of Music.

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”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, WVST

”B. J. Jansen and his articulate baritone sax leads his group Conjura into some immaculate ensemble and solo playing. On Movement Vol. 1, there are all original cuts either written by B.J or Frank Stagnitta, Piano. There is no compromising here just straight ahead Jazz... B.J., originally from Cincinnati now living in the NY area is knowledgeable, bold, aggressive, and determined to make great jazz music and jazz happenings

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Album Common Ground by BJ Jansen

Common Ground

Ronin Jazz
2017

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Album Ronin by BJ Jansen

Ronin

ARC - Artists Recording Collective
2014

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Album B.J. Jansen & CONJURA - Movement Vol. 1 by BJ Jansen

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Album B.J. Jansen & Frank Stagnitta - Ballads: Reflections of a New World by BJ Jansen

B.J. Jansen & Frank...

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Album Bright Future by BJ Jansen

Bright Future

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Album Bright Future by BJ Jansen

Bright Future

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Ronin

Ronin

BJ Jansen
Ronin

Relaxin' With Jessica

Relaxin' With Jessica

BJ Jansen
B.J. Jansen & CONJURA -...

A Rose For Noriko

A Rose For Noriko

BJ Jansen
Bright Future

Cousin Debi

Cousin Debi

BJ Jansen
The Movement Vol. 2

Sept. 11th, 2001

Sept. 11th, 2001

BJ Jansen
Ballads (EXTENDED TRACK)

Angela's Aggravation

Angela's Aggravation

BJ Jansen
The Movement Vol. 2

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