Dave Jensen is a member of Hornheads, a Billboard magazine award-winning a capella  jazz group. As a group, they have released three solo albums. They have also recorded  eight concept albums for Target. As a horn section, they have recorded for artists in the US,  Japan, Argentina, Denmark, Portugal, and the UK. From 1991 through 2001, the Hornheads  recorded nine albums with Prince and the New Power Generation. This includes three Gold,  and two Platinum albums with international sales of more than twenty million. During this time,  they toured and performed with Prince throughout the world. Before Prince, Dave spent three  years on tour with the Artie Shaw Orchestra. This included the PBS special “Ballroom  Dancing” with Bobby Short and Juliet Prouse. His trumpet and flugelhorn can also be heard  on the recordings of Chaka Khan,”Come to my house”; Larry Graham, “GCS 2000”; Mandy  Moore, “Coverage”;  Mavis Staples, “The Voice”; Phil Upchurch, “Love is Strange”; Tevin  Campbell, “Get Ready”; Pedro Abrunhosa, “Tempo”; Carmen Electra, “Carmen Electra”;  Ricky Peterson, “A Tear Can Tell”;  Ben Sidran, Bruce Henry, Prudence Johnson, Debbie  Duncan, Lucia Newell, Connie Evingson, Dave Graf, George Avaloz, Klezmerica, Pete  Whitman’s X-Tet, The Steeles, The JazzMN Big Band, and others. Dave works as a  musician for Broadway shows. He has also performed Duke Ellington’s “Nutcracker Suite”  with the Minnesota Orchestra. Performances with touring artists have included Aretha Franklin,  Tony Bennett, Billy Eckstine, Natalie Cole, Rosemary Clooney and many others. Dave is on  the faculty of McNally Smith College of Music. He graduated summa cum laude from  Berklee College of Music.    


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Dave Jensen
Trumpet / Flugelhorn


  • altered Phaeton trumpet - Pickett Brass 5C mouthpiece
  • Yamaha YFH631 flugelhorn - Schilke DAJ mouthpiece

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