Bassist & Composer
Henrik Jensen came to London from Denmark in 1997 to study electric bass at The Musicians Institute. He later transitioned to the double bass and studied at the Royal Academy of Music on the Under-Graduate Jazz course.
Jensen leads his own quartet Henrik Jensen's ‘Followed By Thirteen’ which he founded in 2010. The group released their 2nd album 'BLACKWATER' in September 2016, which features Andre Canniere-trumpet, Esben Tjalve-piano, and Antonio Fusco-drums. 'Blackwater' has received some outstanding reviews including the Guardian and the Evening Standard.
Henrik Jensen has worked all over world from the Blue Note in Tokyo to concert halls in Moscow while still keeping busy on the London jazz scene.
Jensen has a close working relationship with saxophonist Peter Ehwald from Berlin, they recorded in 2008 the album Songs Of Trees with 'The North Trio' on 33 Jazz and in 2011 the duo album Jensen/Ehwald, recorded in the Union Chapel (London) He has continued to contribute to a great many other projects with artists such as Michael Blake, Elizabeth Shepherd, Hannes Riepler, Gene Calderazzo and Billy Jenkins. Henrik also plays in the 'New Simplicity Trio' lead by Italian drummer Antonio Fusco and UK pianist Bruno Heinen, and they released their debut album 'Common Spaces on BABEL in June 2017.