Terri Jo Jenkins ~ Singer of jazz, folk, Americana, blues, & gospel music. 

Colorado singer & songwriter, Terri Jo, is a true gemini and as her sign proves, the twin personalities that lie within have her equally immersed in more than one genre & style.  Terri Jo performs with some of the most acclaimed jazz musicians in the midwest & also plays guitar, flute, banjo, and writes music for her acoustic duo, "Truck Stop Fashion Show", her women's trio, "Baby Needs Shoes", and her solo performing.
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"FROM THIS MOMENT" is now available !! Visit my page at http://cdbaby.com/cd/terrijojenkins where you can get the entire album or individual tunes.  Thanks!! 

Honored to be one of the 31 Colorado Women of Jazz / March 2019 !  

The wonderful jazz radio station, KUVO 89.3 FM, has posted my interview on their website (www.kuvo.org) as part of Women's History Month celebrating Colorado women in jazz.  I'm very honored to be in this list of women musicians, all who have contributed  greatly to the Colorado jazz scene. 

Thank you KUVO!  Here is a link to the article >   https://www.kuvo.org/post/terri-jo-jenkins-talks-kuvo-during-womens-history-month

Dec. 22nd ! "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas......"  

What! December 2018?!?!  I love the colder snowy weather and all the cozy things that go with it. Cuddling with my sweetheart by the fire, hot chocolate in my favorite mug, big warm sweaters, etc.  And the music! I'm the one humming Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas in the grocery store :) 

Just finished a jazz show, singing with the Denver based "Park Hill Brass Nonet" band at the Denver Country Club. It was a blast!  Singing in front of a big band filled with amazing musician and downright fun folks. I'm one lucky singer to have many outlets to share songs with! 

A few big events left in the year (student recitals, Christmas Cantata at First Christian Church in Loveland, Christmas eve services with lovely music) AND a sweet gig at La Cour Art Bar on south Broadway in Denver.  Its a lovely intimate venue with limited seating, so if we have the honor of your company that evening, please reserve a table at www.denversartbar.com.  I'll be singing from 7pm to 10pm and you are welcome to drop by anytime.  Joining me will be the amazing bassist, Peter Huffaker and the wonderfully talented Jeff Jenkins on piano.  We will of course have a few holiday themed songs mixed in with our jazz standards.   Hope to see your there!  

Wishing you a peaceful Winter Solstice. ~ Terri Jo

Oh my how time goes by........ 

July 14, 2018 ,

Happy Bastille Day!  Its a sweltering 93 degrees here in Denver, CO. But I love it :)  Having taken some down time to recover from hip surgery, I'm now building strength both physically and musically.  New music is on my piano, and in my soul.  Contemplating a new recording project and new venues and returning to writing.  Amazing how losing the physical pain I've carried around for more than a year can be oh so rejuvenating and inspiring!  I have a few gig this fall and winter, so I hope you will check out my show page and come by to say hello. 

Love & peace, 

Terri Jo

My favorite time of year!!!  

Oh that cool crisp feeling is in the air again. The colors up here in the high country are stunning!! And with the excitement of fall, come fun gigs too! 

I've just posted some new performances for October and November on my "show" page. I hope you will check them out as there is quite a variety of events coming up.  And.....if you or someone you know is interested in hosting a house concert for either jazz or singer/songwriter folk, please email or give me a call! I really love performing for the intimate and relaxed house concerts that are becoming more and more popular.  Check my contact page for the best way to reach me. 

Here's wishing you a lovely autumn with family and friends, 

love, TerriJo

Summertime.....and the livin is EASY?!?! 

Hard to believe that it will be August in less than a week!! I've still got a lot of summer hiking, swimming, evening walks, and bike riding to do before this warm weather turns to fall (which I do indeed love too!)  It has been an exciting last six months as "Quirktett" unfolds with jazz harmonies, intriguing song choices, and a variety of performances! I adore my singing companions in this group and feel like we are a bunch of soulmates when we are up there on stage. We will be performing at DazzleJazz on Sept. 15 for one show only! Hope you can all come. Yes! All of you!!! Got to make those reservations soon. www.dazzlejazz.com

2017 ! Oh my !  

It is indeed a curious time! So many uncertainties as we head into the new year. One thing I do know, music is indeed a source of self care, comfort, and excitement! I am so very grateful for all the wonderful musical adventures that came my way in 2016!  I recently heard congratulations from programers at 3 different Colorado music stations regarding the release of "From This Moment".  So nice to receive kudos from these music industry folks! I'm sharing one here with you.......from Chris Kresge (noted radio show dj, music show promoter & critic), with the posting of his "Best of 2016" Colorado recordings.  I am honored to be chosen as one of the three picks in the Jazz category!


Space Orphan – Shut Up About the Sun 

Ryan A Fourt – Big Slick 

Terri Jenkins – From This Moment

 Here is a link to the article > www.coloradoplaylist.com  /  Colorado Playlist – BEST OF 2016 PT2

Thank you again to all who listened and helped make my last cd project a reality. Wishing everyone a wonderful new year! ~ Terri Jo

Exciting things happening in 2016 

Its been a roller coaster of fun and excitement as my latest CD, "From This Moment" gets radio airplay and new venues for performing appear. The reviews have been wonderful !! In addition to working on new material, touring the CD show, and working in my alter ego with my folk/americana duo, I am also excited to be a part of a new jazz vocal quartet that will be emerging on the scene soon!! As soon as we have a band name....I'll let you know! Any suggestions?!?!

CD Release Show scheduled for March 13th & Thank you to the BCAA! 

March 13 - 7PM - DazzleJazz in Denver  >  YOU ARE INVITED!!  Seating is limited so please visit www.dazzlejazz.com to reserve your tickets! 

And......I want to thank the Boulder County Arts Alliance for their assistance with the award of the "Pathways to Jazz Grant" ! I am so very grateful for this help and support.  To learn more about the many great things the BCAA offers in the arts, visit them at www.bouldercountyarts.org

January 2015 

Announcing!  Finally!! My new recording is nearing completion and will be ready for distribution by March 8, 2016 .  This full length jazz and blues album includes the best musicians a singer could ask for.  Jeff Jenkins on piano, Ken Walker on bass, Mike Marlier on drums, John Gunther on woodwinds, Brad Goode on trumpet, and Brian Monroney on guitar.   Hope you will join me for a CD release concert at 7PM on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at DazzleJazz in Denver!  

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Previous events

Songwriters Showcase

Infinitus Pie, 5807 W. 38th Ave. , Wheat Ridge, CO

It's been awhile since I have performed in a songwriter's showcase! I will be dusting off my original tunes and adding a couple new ones for this event! Please join me and two other Denver songwriters at this fun venue for original songs.

Terri Jo Jenkins at La Cour Art Bar

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La Cour Art Bar, 1643 S. Broadway, Denver, CO

What a lovely season to return to the intimate La Cour Art Bar venue. I hope you can join me in this holiday season for jazz standards and maybe, just maybe!, a few wintery, cozy, songs :)

Park Hill Brass Nonet

Denver Country Club

It is always a special feeling to sing with this large and fabulous band! Contact me directly if you are interested in more information on attending this event.

Quirktett at Dazzle!

Dazzle at Baurs, 1512 Curtis St., Denver, CO 80202

Quirktett will be returning to the premier jazz club, "Dazzle" with our fabulous band. You will want to reserve your table early for this one. Join me John Berstrom, MaryLynn Gallaspie, Julie Monley, Jeff Jenkin, Dru Heller, and Mark Simon for this evening of high energy vocal jazz.

House Concert

Private home in Aurora, CO

I will be singing the songs of Burt Bacharach with my dear friend and singer, Janine Gastenou at this popular house concert series. Please send me a message via the contact page for additional info on this fun show!

Terri Jo Jenkins at La Cour Art Bar Denver

La Cour Art Bar, 1643 S. Broadway, Denver, CO

My darling husband Jeff and I will be sharing our music at the intimate La Cour Art Bar in south Denver on the summer August evening. I'm thinking a cold glass of dry Rose will be perfect for the collection of songs we have planned!


Estes Park Jazz Festival w/ Quirktett !

Estes Park, Colorado

So excited to be at the Estes Park Jazz Festival this year with the Quirktett Band! First week-end in June, 2018. Check back for exact day and time.


Kearney Wine & Jazz Festival

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County Fair Grounds, Kearney, Nebraska

Heading back to Nebraska to present our music at this fun annual event! Lucky me!, I get to sing with another stellar group of jazz musicians! Jeff Jenkins on piano, Darryl White on trumpet, Hans Strumm on bass. Order your tickets at www.wineandjazzfest.org/

Terri Jo Jenkins Jazz Quintet

Dazzle at Baurs, 1512 Curtis St., Denver, CO 80202

I hope you will start your week-end with me at Dazzle! One show only at 6:30pm. So excited about this band I am lucky to sing with! Bijoux Barbosa on bass, Dru Heller on drums, Brad Goode on trumpet & Jeff Jenkins on piano. Make reservations soon!


Terri Jo Jenkins / Jazz at La Cour Art Bar

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La Cour Art Bar, 1643 S. Broadway, Denver, CO

"Waters of March" is my theme for this upcoming evening of jazz at the lovely, intimate venue, La Cour Art Bar in south Denver. Joining me will be Jeff Jenkins on piano & Mark Simon on the bass. This will also be a new art show opening at La Cour! Seating is limited. Give them a call at 303-777-5000 to reserve your table!

Terri Jo Jenkins at LaCour

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La Cour Art Bar, 1643 S. Broadway, Denver, CO

Returning to La Cour Art Bar on Sat., Dec. 30th to sing my favorite jazz tunes. Joined by Jeff Jenkins at the piano. Great food, wines, & scrumptious deserts! No cover! All ages welcome!

TerriJo Jenkins, songwriter, at Tenn St. Coffee

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Tenn St. Coffee & Books, 44th & Tennyson, Denver, CO

Every now and then, I switch hats from jazz singer to songwriter, pick up my guitar and dust off those folky, bluesy, songs. I love singing and playing guitar at Tenn St. Coffee. Its like home. No admission charge. All ages welcome! 10am! Perfect coffee time:)