Aaron Jensen is an award-winning Toronto-based composer, producer, performer, and clinician. His creative works have been performed and recorded by several JUNO/GRAMMY award-winning artists (Randy Brecker, Mariah Carey, Natalie MacMaster, Bobby McFerrin, Evelyn Glennie, Ron Sexsmith, Heather Rankin, Cindy Cashdollar, and others); by celebrated choirs, such as the Elora Festival Singers (CANADA), Zvonky Praha (CZECHIA), The Swingles (U.K.), and Voices of Namibia (NAMIBIA); and by symphony orchestras including the TUCCA Philharmonic (BRAZIL), Orchestra Teatro Puccini, (ITALY) and Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg (FRANCE).
Jensen had the pleasure of acting as musical director, music producer, band leader, and composer for the Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning, Schitt’s Creek. His musical services have been called on for recording projects by Andrea Bocelli, Kevin Hearn, Bob Ezrin, and Barack and Michelle Obama. Aaron has contributed to platinum-selling, GRAMMY/JUNO award-nominated albums, and has received several international CARA awards and nominations for his original music. Jensen has twice been recognized by the International John Lennon Songwriting Competition, including a grand prize win for Best Jazz Composition. He has been enlisted as a musical director/content creator for companies including Chapters/Indigo, Zoomer Media, 20th Century Fox, Cineplex, Major League Baseball, The Greater Toronto Airport Authority, and Entertainment One. Aaron’s passion for the theatre has been recently displayed in his mini-musical, The Trial of Bastiano di Balogna, which was produced by the New York City musical theatre podcast, Bite-Sized Broadway.
Since completing his studies in music composition at York University in 2006, Aaron has toured and recorded with the award-winning groups Cadence, Countermeasure, Retrocity, and The Watch. His love of vocal music, obsession with language, and passion for interweaving musical genres can be heard throughout his body of work. Jensen is the Artistic and Musical Director of Countermeasure, the Artist-in-Residence at Beth Sholom Synagogue, an Associate Composer of the CMC, and the Artistic Director Emeritus of SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival.