A true Colorado native, Jens has lived his entire life in the shadow of the Front Range. While able to pick out melodies on a Casio keyboard from a young age, Jens' musical path has always been in the Bass Clef. Starting in school band with Baritone horn, flitting through the low brass family, until the magical day when he happened upon a pawn shop '76 Fender Jazz Bass. School band provided another avenue of delight, the upright string bass. Playing both Symphonic and Jazz through High School supplied Jens' only formal musical education. Jens' musical approach has always been reliant on playing by ear and feel, a blend of hard driving rhythmic roots accented with floating melodic interplay. Jens also plays kazoo, mandolin, guitar, and jaw-harp. When not playing music, Jens takes his passion for food to an extreme as 1 of only 600 ACS Certified Cheese Professionals®. Jens is a proud father of two inquisitive and energetic daughters, and is joined in life and love by his compassionate, understanding, patient wife Kristi. Together they own Love Your Pet Care, a mobile pet grooming service in Longmont, CO.