Kristen Jensen is a native of Central New York and holds a degree in Music Education/Violin Performance from Ithaca College.  She started playing violin at the age of 4 hoping that someone would teach her to play “Eleanor Rigby.”  After 20+ years of classical training she heard the call of the fiddle and pursued Celtic fiddle music with Laurie Hart and improvisation with Darol Anger and Mark O’Connor.

Kristen has been an active fiddlist in both Houston and New Orleans playing and recording with several groups including The Wild Lotus Band, Riccardo Crespo and Sol Brasil, Ya Ya Sol, Kim Carson, The Moe Handsome Blues Band, Fish & Chips, Lisa Novak, Mark Zeus, and Funky Mustard.

In her spare time, Kristen is also an active music educator, having taught and conducted as far as Vancouver B.C., Michigan, New Orleans, and Beaumont, TX.