Louise D. E. Jensen

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Louise D. E. Jensen


Louise Dam Eckardt Jensen, a native of Sønderjylland, has led an uncompromising career that has taken her abroad to Amsterdam, Berlin and New York. She continues her relentless quest for brutal honesty and innovative artistic vision around the world, as well as in her native Sønderjylland.

Utilizing her voice, flute and sometimes electronics in addition to her primary instrument, the saxophone, she is best known for her duo The Home of Easy Credit with her husband Tom Blancarte, her new post no-wave improv quartet Sweet Banditry, her introspective solo performances, as well as regular work with musicians such as Mike Pride, Tim Dahl, Brandon Seabrook, Michael Evans, Han-Earl Park and Weasel Walter.

Recently, Louise D. E. Jensen started a record label, Marsken Records, whose purpose is to focus on avant garde music from Sønderjylland. Louise is also a member of JazzAls, the Sønderborg-based music collective led by bassist Niels Præstholm. She has traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe, performing at a wide range of festivals and venues. She has performed or recorded with musicians such as Craig Taborn, Gino Robair, Petras Vysniauskas, Kevin Shea, Sam Pluta, Nate Wooley, Jessica Pavone, Peter Evans, Dan Peck, Ingebrigt Håker-Flaten and Sandy Ewen.