Daniel Jens

Why book Daniel Jens?

Over 20 years experience, Sony recording artist, top 12 finalist on America's Got Talent and have been featured/performed on Good Morning America, The View, Fox n Friends, CBS Morning Show, PBS, People Magazine, Readers Digest and more with former group 4Troops. Feel free to You Tube and google my name and 4Troops.

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A Great Addition to a already Memorable Occasion.....

Where do we begin. Daniel came and did a awesome singing job at my proposal to my now fiancé. He knock it out of the park. If you ever need someone that won't leave a dry eye in the house, Daniel is your man. He has done great for our country and now is doing great for the public one occasion at a time. We can't thank you enough. Daniel look for the invite to the wedding. Hoss and Kim

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Reviewer: Hoss O.
Event: Other in Sheboygan, WI
Event Date: Aug 21, 2013
Hired As: Singing Guitarist

Response from Daniel Jens:

Thank you so much!

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Amazing singing and great experience!!!

Dan did a great job to make my wedding day wonderful. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to be blown away. I got so many thanks for him being there. It made my wedding so romantic to have someone like him to sing instead of playing the regular church music or the CD. Thanks so much for the memories Dan.

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Reviewer: Shannyn K.
Event: Wedding Ceremony in Racine, WI
Event Date: Jun 22, 2013
Hired As: Singing Guitarist, Singing Guitarist

Response from Daniel Jens:

Thank you so much for making me a small part of your special day! Y'all Are awesome! Please let me know if I can ever do anything for you. It was so great to meet you. You were, and are a beautiful bride, Brian is very lucky!
Dan

An experience we will never forget

We hired Daniel for our mom's 70th birthday party. We were very excited to be able to get him to perform for this event. We could not have imagined how special this would end up being. Daniel was amazing! He exemplifies professionalism and is truly talented. His song choices were all of our favorites, despite the fact that we really did not even request a song list. We could not have asked for more. It felt like we knew him, the minute he walked in the door. He is a warm, kind person and sings with true passion. We are so glad that we chose him for our very special event :-)

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Reviewer: Becky R.
Event: Birthday Party in Madison, WI
Event Date: Apr 21, 2013
Hired As: Singing Guitarist

Response from Daniel Jens:

I'm so happy you enjoyed it and that I could be a part of Jane's special party. My wife and I had an amazing time. Y'all made us feel like royalty!
Thanks again for the great review!
- Daniel

Beyond what I asked for!

Dan was amazing! I gave him three songs within 2 weeks of the wedding. Not only did he perfect them, he made some the verses longer/shorter depending how long it took my wedding party to walk down the aisle as well as my walk down. He also changed some of the lyrics to make them "church" appropriate. All my friends and family brag about how amazing my singer/guitarist was!

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Reviewer: Casey R.
Event: Wedding Ceremony in Waukesha, WI
Event Date: Oct 28, 2011
Hired As: Singing Guitarist

Response from Daniel Jens:

I'm happy I could be a part of your special day!

Daniel provided the perfect program for our event.

Daniel did a wonderful job for our church Valentine's dinner, with a good mix of both original and familiar songs and verbal message.

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Reviewer: Darlene T.
Organization: Divine Shepherd Lutheran Church
Event: Holiday Party in Milwaukee, WI
Event Date: Feb 8, 2014
Hired As: Singing Guitarist, Singer/Songwriter, Singing Guitarist

Response from Daniel Jens:

Thank you Darlene!

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TERRIFIC OFFICE PARTY

Dan did a tremendous job for our office party with our employees and their guests. He mixed up a blend of music based on genres I submitted ahead of time. All evening people kept telling me how much they enjoyed Dan's guitar playing and voice. This is the first time I tried hosting a party of this type right in our office, but after the comments and performance by Dan, I certainly will have him back for future events.

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Reviewer: Bob
Organization: Trico Corporation
Event: Corporate Event in Pewaukee, WI
Event Date: Nov 8, 2013
Hired As: Singing Guitarist, Singing Guitarist
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Super Talented, Daniel Jens was the Highlight of our Event

I was thrilled to find Daniel Jens on-line. From the start, he worked with me to create an extra special Birthday celebration for my husband's 50th birthday. Not only is Daniel super talented, but he has great charisma with the crowd. He is professional and he prepares for the event. For instance, he learned new songs that I requested prior to the event. He is worth the cost, and will not disappoint. Truly, he was the highlight of our event as we celebrated.

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Reviewer: Denise G.
Event: Birthday Party in Madison, WI
Event Date: Sep 14, 2013
Hired As: Singing Guitarist

Response from Daniel Jens:

Thank you so much for the review and for having me.

Awesome Addition to our Wedding!!

My husband and I couldn't have been happier to have Daniel perform before, during, and after our wedding! He made our day even more magical with his beautiful voice and guitar. He even learned two new songs specifically for us which were performed wonderfully! Words cannot describe how happy we were to have Daniel there to perform! Highly recommended!!

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Reviewer: Laura a. J. D.
Event: Wedding Ceremony in Allenton, WI
Event Date: Aug 24, 2013
Hired As: Singing Guitarist

Response from Daniel Jens:

Thank You Both So Much! Best Wishes On Your New Life Together!
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*** Great Demo Singer ***

I hired Dan to make a demo of one on my songs(I am writer, but cant sing a note) to submit to industry. He did great job. Hope to work with him again soon.

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Reviewer: Tom C.
Event: Studio Session in East Moline, IL
Event Date: Nov 30, 2012
Hired As: Singing Guitarist

Perfect compliment to our day

Dan performed acoustic guitar and sang for our wedding last summer. He was excellent in every regard. His voice and music selection were perfect, and he was very helpful in working with us on our song selections. We would highly recommend Dan for a wedding.

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Reviewer: Nicole O.
Event: Wedding Ceremony in Hartland, WI
Event Date: Aug 28, 2011
Hired As: Singing Guitarist

Wedding Review

We hired Dan to play and sing at our wedding this summer and he exceeded our expectations! He not only helped us organize and plan our songs, but he also gave us suggestions on how to make our ceremony more perfect. As an added gift he wrote a song just for us and recorded it for a lifetime memory of our special day.

He was very professional, polite, and our guests could not stop raving about the music at our wedding. My husband and I would recommend Daniel to anyone looking for a unique wedding experience.

Thanks Dan!

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Reviewer: Jessica Y.
Event: Wedding Ceremony in South Milwaukee, WI
Event Date: May 19, 2012
Hired As: Singing Guitarist, Wedding Singer

A kind soul with music to heal others.....

I've had the blessing, the honor and priviledge to meet and see Dan twice while performing with the 4Troops.... After watching the 4Troops PVS special at the encouragement of my mom, I was determined to see them in person. With the illnesses and death of my father, I could no longer listen to or sing the music that had defined my life in so many ways.......Dan's music and kindness brought many years of musical silence to an end for me. It was because of Dan and the 4Troops that my heart was lifted and my soul was filled with the joy and music that had escaped my life. Dan is not only a blessing to the musical world... but a blessing to the lives of those he touches. Thank you, my friend.

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Reviewer: Leilani J.
Event: Concert Venue in Pullman, WA
Event Date: Oct 15, 2010

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 15 - 60 minutes
  • Fee: $200 and up
  • Languages: English

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Daniel Jens

Singing, songwriting and performing have been woven into the fabric of Daniel Jens' life for over two decades. Born and raised in Milwaukee, WI, Daniel performed in several successful unsigned rock bands until he found his true calling in singing and writing Christian music. It is this shift of focus, Daniel said, that has caused his music to hold a more selfless meaning. He now sees his musical passion as a chance to glorify God, rather than a means to build himself up as a performer. This lesson was tough, and the road was filled with stumbling blocks, but a new spirit and vision led by the Lord has proven to be life-changing and more rewarding than Daniel ever could have imagined.

Daniel’s inspirational journey began early 2008 returning home safely to his wife and family after a 15-month tour in Iraq. Daniel continues to reflect on the adversity he faced, yet he is also thankful for the opportunities he was given to glorify God in the midst of war. With Jesus as his strength, Daniel committed his talents to do the Lord’s work as much as his military duty allowed him. He accomplished this by playing and singing at church services, memorial services, prayer breakfasts and the US Embassy. The highlights of his performances came when he played for fellow soldiers to help boost morale. Daniel not only received a Certificate of Appreciation for “bringing a touch of class to the battalion," during his tour in Iraq, but he also won the 10-week “Blackjack Idol” competition, held by Blackjack, the 1st Cavalry Division's 2nd Brigade.

Daniel’s most notable accomplishment of 2008 was his appearance on NBC’s America’s Got Talent Season 3. Months of exposure on this live talent show helped Daniel gain an enormous increase in his fan base. His journey on the show started back in April of 2008, when he auditioned in front of the judges in Dallas, Texas. After receiving a standing ovation from the audience and overwhelming support from the judges, Daniel advanced to the next round hosted in Las Vegas. Vegas also proved to be a success when Daniel was chosen as one of the Top 40 to move on to perform live in Los Angeles. His Top 40 performance then helped advance him through to the Top 20, and after his second live performance in the Top 20, Daniel placed 11th in America’s Got Talent, the summer’s top rated television show. Daniel undoubtedly gained priceless experience during this journey.

Throughout Daniel’s time on America’s Got Talent, he and his wife Caroline spoke with hundreds of military families, counseling and mentoring either one on one or speaking at Family Readiness Groups on base. By mid 2009, Caroline self-published a Christian book to further help military families titled, “The Whole Armor of Marriage”.

Since his performance on America’s Got Talent, Daniel has performed and been a key note speaker at the following:

• 9/11 Grand Strand Freedom Fest, Freestyle Music Park, Myrtle Beach, SC
• American Cancer Society Benefit Show, Silver Spur Theater, Salado, TX
• Operation First Responses’ Walk for the Wounded, Mead, PA
• 234th Army Birthday Ball, Hilton Washington Hotel, Washington, DC
• AUSA Military Convention, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington DC
• Habitat for Humanity Wounded Warrior home dedication, Florida
• USO Retired Veterans Dinner, Killeen TX

As Daniel approached the end of his military commitment late 2009, he was contacted by renowned music producers David Simon and Winston Simone. They wanted him to help create and be a part of a new military themed group to pitch to Sony Music. Through the help of Army Entertainment Director, Victor Hurtado, The group “4Troops” was born and signed to Sony Masterworks.

4TROOPS are United States combat veterans - three young men and one woman who served on the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan. While overseas, music played a crucial and very personal role in all of their lives. They would sing at everything from large military events to more intimate settings, where they would jam in their bunk after a long day in the field and try to recall a slice of home. They also used their voices at somber occasions like memorial services, where they would sing to remember those that had been lost.
4TROOPS purpose: To sing on behalf of all troops and their family members; to honor their sacrifices and to create awareness for their needs.
The self titled album, which peaked on the Billboard Top 200 at #36, consists of well-known, patriotic, positive pop and country songs along with a couple new ones as well. All of the songs, which touch on long separations and loss of loved ones, fear of war, faith, camaraderie, patriotism and more, take on a special meaning in the context that they are performed by these four combat heroes. The album is produced by Frank Fillipetti (Barbra Streisand, Carly Simon, George Michael, and Pavarotti) who produced James Taylor’s Hourglass album which won Fillipetti a Grammy for Best Pop Album and Best Engineered Album in 1998.

Bob Woodruff, the ABC news anchor who was severely injured in Iraq, conducted the first TV interview with 4TROOPS which aired on Good Morning America (ABC) on Tuesday January 26th, 2010.
Notable performances and interviews with 4Troops include:

• PBS Concert - 4Troops: LIVE from the Intrepid
• Good Morning America
• The Today Show
• The View
• CBS Early Morning Show
• Fox n’ Friends
• Mike Huckabee Show
• Laura Ingraham Radio Show
• Boomer and Carton Radio Show
• Larry King Live
• The Joy Behar Show
• Bristol NASCAR Food City 500
• PGA Players Cup
• New York Yankee’s Home Opener
• Boston Red Sox Home Opener
• New York Giants Home Pre-Season Opener
• Don’t Forget the Lyrics ($50,000 won for veteran charities)
• The American Legion 2010 National Conference
• Walmart 2010 National Conference

During Daniel’s tenure with 4Troops, the group conducted a US Military Base Tour, a 50 city National tour, co-authored a book with Newmarket Press titled “4Troops: The Mission is Music”, conducted countless interviews and performed on more TV shows than any other new band in history, according to David Simon.

Now that things have settled down with 4Troops, Daniel performs select shows, works with many veteran organizations and consults with other artists, in everything from songwriting, production, marketing and vocal training to help them become successful. Daniel has also become very active as a worship leader at his church in Wisconsin. The vision of his ministry is to spread the gospel through song. Whether he is worshipping outdoors, at church services, youth events or with veterans, Daniel knows that God remains in control of his talents and future.

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