ten Bensel, Jim


Jim ten Bensel has been with MacPhail since 1978. A trombone instructor with the Jazz Combo, and performer for more than 50 years, Jim’s style can be described as fun, involving and improvisational oriented. He enjoys teaching students of all ages and in all genres.

Jim has toured with great artists such as Henry Mancini, Ralph Marteri and Stan Kenton.  He has traveled with a top show band, conducted many clinics, and made numerous guest appearances.  You can also hear Jim paying with the Barbary Coast Dixieland Band on their many tours and shows.  Jim has a CD called The Jambone which has been played numerous times on the jazz stations in Minneapolis.  He is also an accomplished vocalist.
Jim has Bachelor and Master Degrees in music education from the University of Minnesota and has taught vocal and instrumental music at levels from elementary through college.