Jennifer Grantham

Jennifer R. Grantham

CCM Prep Saxophone Instructor, Director of High School Jazz Orchestra and Combo

Professional Summary

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 the Cincinnati area. She is currently the Adjunct Professor of Saxophone at Northern Kentucky University. Grantham is in her 15 year as Saxophone Instructor at the CCM Preparatory Department, where she also founded the CCM Jazz Academy and Saxophone Symposium, is the coordinator of Jazz Studies and directs the Cincinnati Youth Jazz Orchestra. Outside of these positions, Grantham instructs saxophone and clarinet at Walnut Hills High School, Oak Hills High School, Rapid Run Middle School and St. Ignatius School. Previously, Grantham served as the Jazz Area Coordinator and Jazz Ensemble Director at Xavier University and Adjunct Saxophone Professor and Jazz Ensemble Director at the Mount St. Joseph University.

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. Locally, she has performed with international performers, such as Idina Menzel and The Temptations, Springfield Symphony, Seven Hills Sinfonietta, Kentucky Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra. Additionally, Grantham frequently performs in pit orchestras, fusion bands and salsa bands.