““Baritone saxophonist, (B.J.) Jansen… hovers in a tasteful, straight-ahead swing…. works a range of masterfully rounded tones.” – Downbeat Magazine”
"A Soldier for Jazz."
“Rising Jazz Star”
“Up-And-Coming & Soon-To-Be, Jazz Legend”
“B. J. Jansen and his articulate bari sax leads his group into some immaculate ensemble and solo playing.. no compromising here just straight ahead Jazz. B.J. is knowledgeable, bold, aggressive, and determined to make great jazz music and jazz happenings.”
“This CD is the essence of Hard Bop! This CD is so cool! Please check it out! (in reference to B.J. Jansen & CONJURA - The Movement Volume 1)”
“B.J. Jansen, who is still in his twenties, is a young Baritone Saxophone Player. He moved to New York City and he has already played at many famous Jazz clubs there... (55 Bar, Fat Cat, Knitting Factory) He is very talented! We have a good impression of his CD because his music is straight-ahead!”
"B.J. Jansen controls his baritone saxophone, summoning a flawless series of notes for each run in the ensemble’s traditional jazz tunes." ...
"If you love the classic Blue Note/Prestige hard bop and post-bop albums of the late '50s and early '60s, BJ Jansen & Conjura are just the ticket for a smoking Friday night..."
"What does Conjura conjure? Apparently, the sound of vintage Blue Note recordings, circa the '50s. B.J. Jansen heads up this well-regarded Philly ensemble, which showcases his baritone sax and Frank Stagnitta's trumpet -- shades of Blue Note, indeed."
“ They say you can't go home again, but fortunately for jazz lovers, B.J. Jansen doesn't buy that old clich?”
"Born and raised in Cincinnati (and schooled at the University of Louisville), this 24-year-old young lion is ready to put all of his years of studying music to good use..."
“With youthful enthusiasm and idealism, the 24-year-old baritone sax player from Cincinnati has formed Conjura...”