Kathy Jensen is a member of Hornheads, a billboard magazine award-winning a capella jazz group. As a group, they have released three solo albums. As a horn section, they have recorded hundreds of tracks 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. During this time, they toured and performed with Prince throughout the US, Europe, Japan, and Australia. Before this, Kathy performed with many groups, including the popular Moore by Four, who performed and recorded at jazz festivals in Italy and Finland. Her saxophones, clarinets, and flute can be heard on the recordings of Chaka Khan, Babyface, Phil Upchurch, Larry Graham, Tevin Campbell, Mavis Staples, Mandy Moore, Ben Sidran, Dave Graf, Ricky Peterson, the Steeles, Connie Evingson, the JazzMN Big Band, and others. She’s a pit musician for musical shows and theatrical productions at the Ordway Center, the Children’s Theatre, and Orchestra Hall. She has also performed with the Minnesota Orchestra. She does commercial session work for Absolute Music, Creation, and Wow & Flutter. Twin Cities performances with touring artists have included: Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Frank Sinatra Jr.,and Natalie Cole. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Music Education.


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Kathy Jensen
alto / baritone saxophone


  • Selmer mark VI alto sax ESM7 mouthpiece
  • Conn bari sax Berg Larsen 100/1 mouthpiece  modified by Frank Wells

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