Jens originates from Schwäbisch Gmünd in Southern Germany. He is “one of the most innovative representatives of improvised music from this country” (Jazzzeitung). He began to learn drums at the age of 10 and studied jazz at the conservatories in Weimar, Amsterdam and New York City until 2002. Jens also works with the German Radio Big Bands from Frankfurt and Hamburg as well as the Brussels Jazz Orchestra. He is a composer and bandleader. ECHO Jazz Nomination 2018 for his album Dancing Beauty. German Radio Jazz Prize 2019. Jens is currently living in Cologne.