Born 1946 in Copenhagen, Denmark. As a boy, Troels played piano and cornet in school bands and various jazz and skiffle bands. He debuted as a cornet player at the legendary “Kap Horn” jazz club in Copenhagen. In the mid 60’s he formed a folk duo with Thomas Puggaard-Muller, performing at the famous ViseVersHus in Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens.

In 67 Troels founded an electric, Chicago style blues band that debuted at Copenhagen’s world-renowned jazz club “Montmartre”. Since then, the band has appeared in varying line-ups, but always with Troels Jensen as the leading figure. A particularly successful constellation featured former Bob Dylan guitarist Billy Cross. This version was called Delta Cross Band.

Other activities include duo and band collaboration with Danish blues harp ace Jorgen Lang in the band “Katzenjammer Kids”. Countless backing gigs and tours with acts like Link Wray, Bo Diddley, Mickey Baker, Sunnyland Slim, Memphis Slim, Eddie Kirkland, Harmonica Smith, Gatemouth Brown, Little Brother Montgomery, Charlie Musselwhite; Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee and many others.

In the 80`s and 90`s Troels appeared as an actor, composer and musician in a long list of theatre performances, including a piece built on the life of Danish troubadour John Mogensen: “As Long As My Heart Beats”, written by Erik Thygesen and Jacob Christensen.
Musical director on the Danish version of the Tom Waits`s play “2000 Watts” at “Svalegangen”, Aarhus, Denmark. Later the same year Troels paired up with guitarist, dobro player and vocalist H.P. Lange. Their first CD earned them an award for the best “Roots Album” of the year. In 2003 Troels was named “Blues Man of The Year”. His latest project is “Troels Jensen & The Healers featuring The Blue Horns & The Bells Of Joy”.

http://www.healers.dk/

Edited by Blues4ever on 13 Feb 2007, 16:36

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