Rick Is On SoundCloud Now

Rick Is On SoundCloud Now

              Hey everybody! Go to Soundcloud.com and check out my tracks!  You can play them and download them and share with friends! Please put comments on any of the tracks! Thanks for your support! Click HERE to be taken to my music page.

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Don’t Miss One of the Last Performances of “Tonight, New York City”

Don’t Miss One of the Last Performances of “Tonight, New York City”

RICK Returns for two more nights at the METROPOLITAN ROOM in a revue of his songs “ TONIGHT, NEW YORK CITY ” Wednesday, October 24th & Wednesday, November 7th at 7PM The show is inspired by Rick’s recent song of the same title, and looks back on his 27 years as a working musician in […]

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Tonight, New York City.. Rick Jensen in Words and Music

Tonight, New York City.. Rick Jensen in Words and Music

Tonight, New York City was one of the last songs I wrote after living in Manhattan for 27 years. Please join me as I revisit the memories of that time through my songs. Rick

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Buy the Spring Harvest CD or download MP3s at CD Baby or iTunes.

Rick Jensen: Spring Harvest

Spring

Upcoming Events

  • Events are coming soon, stay tuned!

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Welcome!

These are the humble beginnings of the new Rick Jensen internet presence. As the site evolves over the coming weeks I'll be posting all manner of content related to my music and my professional and personal lives.

You'll be able to buy and download my music directly from here and I'll be making a whole lot more music available that would otherwise be lost in the archives so be sure to check back from time to time.

- Rick

Long Cold Fall

Here’s a new song I just finished just in time to enjoy with the coming cold weather. So snuggle up with a nice hot cup of tea and take a listen :)

 

 

Rick Is On SoundCloud Now

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Rick Jensen on Soundcloud.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hey everybody! Go to Soundcloud.com and check out my tracks!  You can play them and download them and share with friends! Please put comments on any of the tracks! Thanks for your support!

Click HERE to be taken to my music page.

 

Say Yes To Christmas!

A little ditty about the madness of Christmas!

Yeah he doesn't look all that stoked about Christmas really!

Yeah he doesn’t look all that stoked about Christmas really!

 

Ah and here’s the song you’ve all been waiting for to ring in the Christmas cheer!!!  Sing along everybody…

 

Say Yes To Christmas                               words and music by Rick Jensen

 

You’d better say Yes….

You’d better Say Yes…

You’d better say Yes…. To the call of good cheer..

To all that unravels you this time of year…

It’s best not pout, or let alone let out a shout…

And wrap all those presents and send them on out…

 

And ohh by the way…

Have a Happy Holiday….

Says your doorman you best not ignore man and yes…

 

Can you smile right on through

As you grin while you chew

The unfrozen fruitcake that’s half-baked at best,

 

Chorus

Have Faith and have Heart, it’s only just the start.

The season won’t leave you so dear friend take part…

It’s best not to hide, it will take you alive…

You’d better say yes to the mess that is Christmas…

 

It’s best to shut up kid, and above all put up with…

This madness of seasonal gladness, and yes…

It’s best not to rant, or tell a child that he can’t…

Take back all those gifts from his least favorite aunt…….

And oh by the way…have a Happy Holiday….

Says your boss man,

Who says, no time off man, and yes…

There’s all of those bills

That will haunt you until…

The Spirit of next Christmas leaves you with less……

 

Chorus

There’s no way to win, so let the debt begin…

You’re bound to receive, and that’s what you will win…

So don’t be a bore, and anyway you can’t ignore.

The quest to say yes to the mess that is Christmas.

 

Bridge

If you’re half as bright, as a Christmas tree,

There’s no need to fight, what is certainly,

The most amazing night , In recent history

There’s no chance! You’re Done!

 

So, here’s a real helpful trick, Give it up for Saint Nick…

And give his season of pleasen a reason to stay

Or you’ll be left in a pinch

Like a grump, or a grinch…

And wouldn’t you really rather be someone who’s had himself some fun along the way…

 

Chorus

So give up the fight, it ain’t black and white…

It’s the rainbow of colors you’ll see in the light….

They’re under the tree, one for you, one for me….

And all of that mess, and the blessings of Christmas…

 

The blessings of Christmas…

 

You’d better say yes….  to Christmas

 

 

Don’t Miss One of the Last Performances of “Tonight, New York City”

RICK Returns for two more nights

at the METROPOLITAN ROOM in a revue of his songs

TONIGHT, NEW YORK CITY

Wednesday, October 24th & Wednesday, November 7th at 7PM

The show is inspired by Rick’s recent song of the same title, and looks back on his 27 years as a working musician in Manhattan.   Joining him will be vocalists Tanya Holt, Justin Ritchie and this year’s Metro star winner, Marissa Mulder.  The show is directed by Lina Koutrakos.

The Metropolitan Room is located at 34 West 22nd Street, New York, New York.

There is a $20.00 music charge and a two-drink minimum.  For reservations, call 212-206-0440.

 

Tonight, New York City.. Rick Jensen in Words and Music

Tonight, New York City was one of the last songs I wrote after living in Manhattan for 27 years.
Please join me as I revisit the memories of that time through my songs.
Rick
Rick Jensen Songbook

 

Upcoming Events

***Friday, April 29th
Hear Rick Jensen’s song “Go Ahead And Dream” in the new film “That’s What I am” in theaters this Friday!
Director/Screenwriter, Mike Pavone’s new movie “That’s What I am” starring Ed Harris, is opening at New York’s City’s The Quad Cinema this Friday, April 29th. (1pm, 3pm, 5:15pm, 7:20pm, 9:25pm)
To buy tickets in advance:
This is a limited engagement as the DVD will be released this May.

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***Tuesday, May 10th at 7:30pm
The 25th Annual MAC Awards with Special Performance by Rick Jensen
B.B. King Blues Club and Grill, NYC in the heart of Times Square
Doors open at 6pm
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***May, Friday the 13th at 7:30pm
Special Guest Star appearance by Rick Jensen
with Lina Koutrakos and the low country band
Joe’s Pub, NYC
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***Saturday, June 4th
“Torch” with Lina Koutrakos
Paris, France
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***June 15th-19th
First Annual Mid-West Cabaret Conference in Chicago
With Master Teacher, multi award winning Rick Jensen
Along with NYC’s MAC and Bistro award winning director Lina Koutrakos, Tony Nominee Sally Mayes, and Chicago’s own pianist/arranger Beckie Menzie
Special Performance with Rick Jensen June 16th at Davenports
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***August 11th-14th
St. Louis Cabaret Conference
Midwest’s longest running training program for cabaret singers 6th year with an
ALL STAR FACULTY:  Producer Tim SchallRick Jensen, Andrea Marcovicci, Shelly Markham and Jason Graae
Learn more about the faculty here:
Click here to join the students and faculties culminating event:

 

“That’s What I Am” Featured at Santa Barbara Film Festival

My original song “Go Ahead And Dream” is featured in the WORLD PREMIERE OF “THAT’S WHAT I AM” STARRING ED HARRIS & AMY MADIGAN SCREENS AS CENTERPIECE GALA at the Santa Barbara Film Festival on Weds Feb 2 2011

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Nancy & Rick Return to Don’t Tell Mama Nov. 2nd @ 9:30pm!

Tuesday Evening Nov 2 at Don’t Tell Mama is going to be a very moving journey down memory lane for me as I am honored to guest host the 9:30pm show celebrating Nancy’s performances there with the release of a 2 DVD set fifteen years after her untimely passing.

Rick Jensen & Nancy LaMott @ Don't Tell Mama 1984

Rick Jensen & Nancy LaMott @ Don't Tell Mama 1984

My musical partnership with the late cabaret star, Miss Nancy LaMott is a personal memory I will cherish forever. But thanks To Nancy’s producer, David Friedman, the DVD set featuring 4 Don’t Tell Mama shows on his “Midder” label is about to be released. I created, musically directed and performed two of those shows with Nancy.

The Don’t Tell Mama Shows – Nancy LaMott 2 DVD Set.
Four Complete Live Club Acts from 1986-1988
Available December 2010!

Nancy Lamott Don't Tell Mama DVD

More info about the upcoming performances can be found here and here.

 

Review of Rick Jensen & Susan Winter at the Firehouse

Big Apple-style cabaret charms at Firehouse  

 

Reviewed by Leo Cotnoir

Last night (Oct.23),  the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage in Johnson City launched its Two by Two Series by magically transporting itself to Manhattan — except for the prices! NYC-based artists Rick Jensen and Susan Winter treated the near-capacity audience to some of the best of Big Apple cabaret.

 

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23rd Oct – Don’t Miss Rick Jensen & Susan Winter in Concert!!

Rick Jensen and Susan Winter

Rick Jensen and Susan Winter

Susan has a delicious strong and soulful voice of truth.

Her voice is like a gift from the gods…like caramel over ice cream!”

Andrea Marcovicci

Rick creates sophisticated music that could make

seltzer taste like champagne.

“Singer, songwriter, arranger, musical director,

record producer; Rick Jensen is one of cabaret’s

most versatile and respected talents.”

Peter Leavy/Cabaret Scenes

Together, they’re spectacular!

Saturday, October 23 at 8 PM

Tickets: $25 Adults; $20 Seniors & Students

Call 772-2404, ext. 1 to order tickets.

The Schorr Family Firehouse Stage is the first performance space of the Goodwill Theatre & Professional Training Academy.
For more information, or to order tickets, please contact us at:

Goodwill Theatre Inc.
67 Broad Street, Suite 210
Johnson City, NY 13790
Phone: (607) 772-2404, ext. 1
Fax: (607) 729-0785
Email:  adepew@goodwilltheatre.net
Web: www.goodwilltheatre.net