J. F. Johnson's Ensemtet




Ensemtet is currently seeking a saxophonist: tenor or alto. Ensemtet is doing a daring MIDI-backed jazz thing that tries to transcend the limitations of static arrangements and emphasize improv as much as possible, all the while acting like dedicated jazz artists, but yet still using the technical tools of pop players in the studio--(Daring indeed! Yes, it is a balancing act!) Membership can flex down to a few persons with MIDI backing, but we can add live members up to a full quartet or even quintet. Songs include jazz standards, often heavily rearranged to sound a little more avant or contemporary, and also with a fast-growing list of originals.

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Member since:
May 04 2022
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Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years together:
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
99 years


John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Keith Jarrett, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Miles Davis (all his eras), Thelonious Monk, Joe Zawinul-- just to name a few.

Members Of Band

Virtual bass
Virtual drums
Virtual grand piano
Live guitarist
Various other live musicians consisting of available reeds, trap percussion, hand percussion, brass, and piano.


Independent hardware-MIDI modules for each instrument voice. And/or assorted real instruments: guitars, electric bass and electric double-bass. piano, reeds.