First Year at Xavier University:
Jazz studies, conducting, saxophone
After earning an undergraduate degree from Central Michigan University (BM) and a Masters degree from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music (MM), Jennifer Grantham has been an active teacher and musician in Cincinnati. She is currently the Jazz Area Coordinator for Xavier University, and serves as Adjunct Saxophone Professor and Jazz Ensemble Director at the College of Mount St. Joseph. Jennifer is in her ninth year as Saxophone Instructor at the CCM Preparatory Department, where she founded the Summer Jazz Band Camp and Saxophone Symposium, directs the Combo Program, and was recently selected as the Jazz Area Coordinator. Outside of these positions, Jennifer maintains a private studio of 35 students, and presents master classes on a variety of topics.
As a classical musician she has performed at several national, regional, and international conferences of the North American Saxophone Alliance and World Saxophone Congress. As a jazz and commercial musician, she performs in a variety of groups and styles, including her own jazz groups, Orquesta Kandela, Azucar Tumbao, and Souse.