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 toimprove
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
In February of 2010, B.J. joined the
Recording Collective (ARC) label.
of 2012, B.J. Jansen also became anEndorsing
Artistfor Yanagisawa Saxophones of Japan and Harry Hartmann’s Fiberreed of Germany.
HERE IS SOME OF WHAT THE JAZZ WORLD HAS SAID:
“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, Host of"Just
Show on WVST FM
“B. J. Jansen andhis
articulate baritone saxleads
his group Conjura into someimmaculate
ensemble and solo playing...There
is no compromising here just straight ahead Jazz…B.J.,
originally from Cincinnati now living in the NY areais
knowledgeable, bold, aggressive, and determined to make great jazzmusic
and jazz happenings....talented
musician… a truly experienced soul!"
- Ty Bailey, Host of"Just
on WVST FM
“This CD is the
essence of Hard Bop!"-
Disk Union - Tokyo, Japan
“B.J. Jansen controls his baritone saxophone, summoning aflawless
series of notesfor
each run in the ensemble’s traditional jazz tunes.."
- LEO Weekly
“BJ Jansen & Conjura are just
the ticket for a smoking... night."-
“ -- shades of Blue Note, indeed!”-
General Artist Management
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B.J. Jansen is under exclusive management as a client of
Tippi Younger (Artist Manager) with ONPOINT MANAGEMENT.
B.J. Jansen and Jansen Music
Records, LLC are official members of (ARC) the Artists
B.J. Jansen is an OFFICIAL Yanagisawa (Japan) -
Conn-Selmer (USA) Artist/Clinician and performs on Yanagisawa Saxophones
B.J. Jansen is a Harry Hartmann Fiberreed Artist and
performs on the Carbon Fiberreed Exclusively.