MIKE JANZEN TRIO

“Clearly, Mike is one to watch in Canada's music sphere.”  - Terry McElligott (JazzFM 91.1)
 
“What’s enthralling is Janzen’s writing, woven with wit and inventiveness, and his playing’s sheer exuberance.”  - Geoff Chapman, The Wholenote
 
His is a rare and infectious gift.  - Steve Bell (JUNO award-winner)
 
…the best kind of unpredictable…”  - Josh Grossman (Artistic Director, Downtown Toronto Jazz Festival)
 
“Pianist Mike Janzen doesn’t play by the jazz handbook – instead he extends his hands and aspirations across the whole of the piano pounding out stride rhythms, miniature Broadway scores, a bit of blues and New Orleans bounce. From a simple triad to a super embellish harmony Janzen pays respect to music in its completeness. His improvisational passages surge with imagination and clarity. It’s always the touch that connects.  Janzen is well-schooled in the details – lightness and preciseness are always in play.”   - Bill King (jazz pianist)
 
“This story is only getting started  - Moreen Murray (JazzFM 91.1 Blog)
 
Mike’s extraordinary improvisational intuition and skill sets songs ablaze with virtuosity."  - Steve Bell (JUNO award-winner)
 
“…great grooves, a funky, gospelly undercurrent, and great fun…” - Josh Grossman (Artistic Director, Downtown Toronto Jazz Festival)
 
“...dazzling jazz piano chops ...brilliant arrangements never cease to amaze with their intricate, imaginative orchestrations."  - Holly Harris (Winnipeg Free Press)

 

"Mike Janzen has, with his trio mates... crafted a Broadway salute, Try to Remember, that is equally distinctive and sublime." - Christopher Loudon (Jazz Times)

 

Mike Janzen Trio Jazz Times Review