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Jennifer Grantham

Jennifer Grantham

  • She/Her
  • Biography

    Jennifer Grantham has been an active performer and teacher in the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana region since moving to Cincinnati in 2002. As a classical and commercial musician, she has performed at national, regional, and international conferences of the North American Saxophone Alliance and World Saxophone Congress, and was a featured soloist at the Midwest Clinic in 2014. Regionally, she has performed with the Springfield Symphony, Seven Hills Sinfonietta, Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, and with international performers such as Idina Menzel and The Temptations. Additionally, Jennifer frequently performs in pit orchestras, fusion bands, and salsa bands.

    Outside of her performances, Jennifer instructs saxophone, flute, and clarinet at Walnut Hills High School, Oak Hills High School, Rapid Run Middle School, and St. Ignatius School. Previously, Ms. Grantham held positions teaching jazz and saxophone at Wright State University, Xavier University, Mount St. Joseph University, and the UC-CCM Preparatory Department. Jennifer is passionate about jazz education, which lead her to found the CCM Jazz Academy, found and direct the Cincinnati Youth Jazz Orchestra, and help begin the We Create Jazz festival (a women-focused jazz performance and education event based in Cincinnati).

    Bachelor of Music (2001), Central Michigan University
    Master of Music (2005), University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music
    Doctor of Musical Arts (anticipated 2023), University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music

    Professional Experience

    • Regional
    • Concerts/Cabaret
    • Education

    Regions

    • Chicago/Midwest

    Interested in touring?

    • Yes

    Maestra Expertise

    • Music Director/Conductor (Baton)
    • Music Transcriber
    • Pit Musician (Other)
    • Voice Teacher (Educational Institution)

    Primary Instruments

    • Bassoon
    • Clarinet
    • Flute
    • Piccolo
    • Saxophone

    Software

    • Finale

    Current Student?

    • Yes