Michael Jensen

Michael Jensen

BandAmericanaNew Age

"Relaxing but not in a superficial way", commented the Sound Engineer who worked on my album. 57 minutes of solo piano variations on, Over the Rainbow, and original works totaling 70:45.

Biography

I feel the very best "bio" I could give is to share a few of the many compliments I've received from fans of many walks of life in regard to my debut album. I feel like they are all here at the launching of my ship. Other than that, I've played piano since age 11. I credit my family of eight brothers and sisters of exceptional artistic talent (two of national and another of international renown) for my music. The Director of Wurlitzer Foundation liked my album so much (I've been awarded artist residencies there on three occasions.) he ordered 7 copies for their anonymous selections committee that awards artists from all over the world that stay there. Thanks for your consideration!!!!

"He plays with a soothing modesty evocative of remote whispers from the forest, tiny ripples on the lake and the soft colors of a delicate rainbow." Grand Rapids Herald-Review

"An essense shines through the CD which this world seems to be too "at large" to consider or comprehend/produce. Change is in the air - and it's artwork like yours that is the vanguard of the transformation."

"I just listened to your CD with my daughter. We both agree, it's the most beautiful thing we've ever heard!"

"I feel your album is truly anointed!"

"I played it when I got home from work and just sat there and listened to the whole album five times over."

"It is a wonderful recording. I am enjoying it thoroughly, playing it over and over again and enjoying it more with each new playing. It's delightful! It is meditative, contemplative, emotional and heartwarming. I am confident it will do well. In fact, I would like to purchase copies for members of the board and others..." an arts foundation director.

"I play it often in my shop and have so many customers comment on it. My husband is also a fan of your music. Stop next trip through Rapid City, South Dakota."

"What an amazing job you did... you should be very proud. You have a gift for flowing music, reminiscent of some early George Winston records I have. Very listenable - very inspiring. ...I will treasure it." Retired piano instructor

"Had some guests over last evening and your beautiful piano playing was a great backdrop to a lovely evening. Had lots of good comments about your CD."

"When I heard it, I cried."

"I was cleaning my windows and listening, your music... made them somehow clearer."

"Your music is wonderful. I haven't chosen a favorite yet and I find sometimes I will listen to it very loud or very quiet; it also depends what the weather is doing. It's music for all my feelings."

"Beautiful CD!"

"Red Sky at Night, is fantastic! We are grateful for the encouragement he (son who is studying piano) gets from the realization that hard work and talent can result in works such as yours."

"Blessings and joy to you - and that's what you bring to others. I'm enjoying your CD so much - and wondering about the next project."

"...regarding your own album, which, by the way I think is a masterpiece. I say this to you from the bottom of my heart, that moment in Judy's (Judy Garland Festival 2004) with you beautifully playing "Over The Rainbow" while I was standing on the very landing she went up and down as a child, I was looking at her baby photo atop the piano, will remain one of the most glorious images in my mind for eternity. There were tears in my eyes. Your gift as a pianist is nothing less than extraordinary." Professional vocalist

"Thanks again for agreeing to play for us again-we are really looking forward to it!" Depot Heritage and Arts Center Duluth, Minnesota

"Thank you so much for the CD, it is very relaxing & beautiful. You will go far."

"I have been enjoying listening to your compositions over the last week or so. It is quite a lengthy CD that you composed and I was very impressed by not only its artistic contents but its sensitivity and actual length ...an accomplished pianist...."

"...you have a gift."

"If we get a Jerome Foundation grant, I want to have my students perform a ballet around your music." Director American Ballet Company

"I just wanted to let you know I am now a member of your fan club! The CD is fantastic; I wish I could play even remotely close to how you do! Too bad we don't live closer and you could give me lessons ha ha! Let me know if you make more CD's in the future!"

"Loved listening to your recording!"

"Just to drop a line that I played, Stranger On The Shore".... Beautiful piece!" radio announcer at WTIP FM 90.7 North Shore Radio

"I already think you are great, and listen to your CD often. I play it loud so I can hear every key stroke. My neighbors must think I have a piano, and know how to play it."

Discography

my debut album is titled, Red Sky at Night, and is also an EPK at Sonicbids with clips of my songs.

Set List

Red Sky at Night, Stranger on the Shore, For Jackie, A Return to Scarborough, Over the Rainbow, Judy's Smile, Laura Lee