Montreal-based saxophonist, composer, and conductor Christine Jensen has been described as an original voice on the international jazz scene, and as one of Canada’smost compelling composers by the Globe and Mail. The two time Juno award winner currently leads her own jazz orchestra, as well as orchestre national de jazz de Montréal and diverse small ensemble projects. She has receiving numerous commissions and conducting opportunites with jazz orchestras in Canada, the US and Europe. She has held composition and improvisation residencies at various universities and conservatories. She has collaborated with BenMonder, Gary Smulyan, Dick Oatts, Geoffrey Keezer, Lenny Pickett, Gary Versace, and Donny McCaslin, and has studied with Kenny Werner, JimMcNeely, Dick Oatts, and John Hollenbeck. She teaches composition, saxophone and jazz ensembles at the University of Sherbrooke andMcGill University. Christine Jensen is also one of the founders of the Orchestre national de jazz de Montréal.