Indie Works has recently selected “The Trial of Bastiano di Bologna” (Music and Lyrics by Aaron Jensen) as part of the inaugural season of Bite-Sized Broadway: A Mini-Musical Podcast. Each episode will features a new 10-20 minute work, fully produced and orchestrated, and performed by some of the best voices on Broadway. The titular role…Details
Aaron is proud to have been involved in Barack and Michelle Obama’s “Dear Class of 2020” YouTube Commencement Ceremonies as the Musical Director and Arranger for the Schitt’s Creek (with special guest Mariah Carey) segment. The Class of 2020 event featured commencement speeches by Michelle and Barack Obama, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Justin Timberlake, and included appearances by artists…Details
After two years in production, Aaron is thrilled to announce the release of a new concept album – Guest Sessions – a collection of original works composed by Jensen for voice plus guest solo instrumentalist. The album features Toronto-based vocal group Countermeasure in collaboration with three multi-GRAMMY award-winners: Randy Brecker on trumpet (James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, Frank…Details
Aaron has had the pleasure of collaborating with Kevin Hearn and a metric ton of musical heavyweights, recording a medley of Super Hero themes in support of MusiCounts. Artists on the bill include: Ron Sexsmith, Violent Femmes, Barenaked Ladies, The Rheostatics, Alan Doyle, Kevin Hearn, The Persuasions, Mary Margaret O’Hara, Carole Pope, the horn section of…Details
Countermeasure returns to Japan for the second time, with concerts at the glorious Triphony Hall, Loft Heaven, Andersen Park, Tokyo Inaka Festival, and Sumida Street Jazz Festival. The group had the honour of performing with Japanese pop legend, Yoko Hatanaka, and with the Afro-Cuban band, Afro-Begue. Thank you to the presenters and volunteers who made this…Details
Aaron returned to the set and screen of Schitt’s Creek as band leader, orchestrator and musical director. The series was recently nominated for four Emmy Awards including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, and Outstanding Contemporary Costumes.
Aaron is excited to be transcribing and preparing scores for Andrea Bocelli’s upcoming Spanish language album. He will be working with noted L.A. producer, Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, Taylor Swift).
Thursday, March 8th, Aaron Jensen and seven other playwrights locked themselves in Trafalgar Castle overnight for a Driftwood Theatre fundraiser. From 9pm until 5am, Aaron and actor/writer/comedian Sophia Fabiilli, wrote a new 10 minute musical, Midnight at the Laundromat. In the wee hours of the morning, they passed their script and scores along to director, Marcia…Details
Aaron is delighted to announce his appointment as Composer-in-Residence for the Canadian Men’s Chorus for their 2017-2018 Season. His first commission ‘Per Aspera Ad Astra’ will be featured at the choir’s upcoming concert ‘One Sky, Many Destinies’ on Saturday, November 11 at 7:30 PM at Church of the Redeemer, in Toronto. In choosing a jumping…Details
Countermeasure’s new music video for Life is Fine has hit 225,000 views!
Check it out:
Lyrics by Langston Hughes
Music by Aaron Jensen
Soloist – Jeremy Voltz
Producer- Rachel Liley
Director- Michael Cameron
Cinematographer- Chris Morsby