Award-winning saxophonist and composer Christine Jensen was born in Sechelt, BC, in 1970. Exposed at a young age to a wide range of music by her pianist/composer mother, she learned the piano at age 9 and by age 12 was studying saxophone exclusively. With her sister and long-time collaborator, trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, she co-leads the trio Nordic Connect, and released their first album Flurry, in 2007. After spending six months honing her art and compositions in Paris in 2002, she completed her Masters degree in Jazz Performance from Montreal's McGill University in 2006. Since 2000, she has released various albums with her small ensembles, including Collage (2000) and Look Left (2006). In 2010, as leader of the 18-piece jazz ensemble Christine Jensen Orchestra, she released Treelines. The recording was rewarded with a JUNO for Best Contemporary Jazz Album the following year. Habitat came out in 2013.