About Michael Jenner

Saxophonist Michael Jenner was raised in Pittsburgh and has been based in New Orleans for twenty years. Inspired by the swinging roots of Pittsburgh's jazz tradition, and the profound influence of New Orleans' street beats, he has cultivated a sophisticated and diverse sound grounded in the jazz and funk traditions, ranging from  Art Blakey  and Lennie Tristano to The Meters and Dr. John.  

Jenner has performed and recorded with a wide variety of artists, including Dr. John,  Frankie Valli, Kermit Ruffins, Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes, Eric Lindell, and the John Mahoney Big Band, and has toured across the United States.

Michael Jenner holds a Bachelors of Music from Loyola University New Orleans and a Masters of Arts from Middle Tennessee State University. He has taught at the University of Louisiana Lafayette, the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, and Middle Tennessee State University, and is available for private instruction and master classes.