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Jenkins, Jeffrey C Instructor

Positions

Research

research overview

  • Jeff is researching the function of the pianist and keyboard player within jazz, funk, pop, African, Brazillian, and other rhythm seciont related music. He is also heavily invested in his time in pursuance of the incorporation of electronic music elements into the improvised music paradigm of Jazz.

keywords

  • Jazz, Improvisation, Synthesizers, African Music, Modular Synthesis, Hammond B3

Teaching

courses taught

  • EMUS 1437 - Jazz Combo
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Allows students the opportunity to perform in the principal format for jazz expression. The small group setting affords performers the opportunity to refine improvisation skills, improve spontaneous interaction with musicians and expand knowledge of jazz styles and repertoire. Placed through auditions held at the beginning of each semester. Same as EMUS 3427 and EMUS 5437.
  • EMUS 3437 - Jazz Combo
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Allows students the opportunity to perform in the principal format for jazz expression. The small group setting affords performers the opportunity to refine improvisation skills, improve spontaneous interaction with musicians and expand knowledge of jazz styles and repertoire. Placed through auditions held at the beginning of each semester. Recommended prerequisite: EMUS 1437 or previous performance experience in small jazz combos. Same as EMUS 1437 and EMUS 5437.
  • EMUS 5437 - Jazz Combo
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Allows students the opportunity to perform in the principal format for jazz expression. The small group setting affords performers the opportunity to refine improvisation skills, improve spontaneous interaction with musicians and expand knowledge of jazz styles and repertoire. Placed through auditions held at the beginning of each semester. Recommended prerequisite: EMUS 3437 or previous performance experience in small jazz combos. Same as EMUS 1437 and EMUS 3437.
  • MUSC 3061 - Jazz Improvisation I
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Develops skills in jazz improvisation through practical application of harmonic concepts, melodic construction, rhythmic awareness, transcription, repertoire and analysis. Open to all instruments. Recommended prerequisite: for non-jazz majors MUSC 2111. Offered fall only.
  • MUSC 3081 - Jazz Theory and Aural Foundations 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    Presents the grammar and syntax of jazz. Helps to gain a greater understanding of the inner workings and application of chord progressions as they relate to the jazz idiom including major key harmony, secondary dominants, modal interchange and modulation. Students will demonstrate their understanding of these components through written assignments, singing, aural recognition, transcription and keyboard demonstration.
  • MUSC 3091 - Jazz Theory and Aural Foundations 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Presents the grammar and syntax of jazz and is the second course of the sequence. Units of study include elements of form, harmonic substitution, reharmonization, non-standard forms and harmonic progressions. Post-tonal concepts as they relate to jazz are introduced as well as foundational studies in jazz rhythm. Aural studies of all theoretical material is integrated throughout the semester.
  • MUSC 4161 - Advanced Jazz Composition and Analysis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    Provides in depth listening, score study, and analysis, exploring major composers in jazz and their innovations in composition. Foundational topics concerning melody, form, and orchestration are studied to provide a framework for further analysis. Influences of western art music, American folk and popular music considered. Final projects to be performed and recorded by a CU jazz ensemble.
  • MUSC 4171 - Advanced Jazz Improvisation and Analysis
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Surveys important jazz improvisers and their historical context. Students engage in multiple methods of transcription and analysis. Listening plays a central role throughout the course and class discussions will foster the ability to engage in critical analysis of performances. The final project is an in-depth transcription of analysis of an improvisation.
  • PMUS 1515 - Jazz Piano Class
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    Offers small group instruction in the concepts and skills required to learn jazz piano. Students not only learn basic techniques required to play jazz but also become familiar with the theory, grammar, and lexicon of the jazz language. May be repeated up to 4 total credit hours. Offered spring only.
  • PMUS 1636 - Piano
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021
  • PMUS 1806 - Jazz Piano
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021
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  • PMUS 2806 - Jazz Piano
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
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  • PMUS 3806 - Jazz Piano
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2021
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  • PMUS 4806 - Jazz Piano
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
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  • PMUS 5806 - Jazz Piano
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
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