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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!! 

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!

JAZZ ALBUM/EP 

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

Jun2

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.

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!

Mar2

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:)

Nov3

First Friday Art Walk

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Creative Framing, 916 Main Street , Louisville, CO 80027

I will be singing jazz tunes at Creative Framing in Louisville for the First Friday Art Walk on Nov. 3rd. Festive atmosphere and beautiful artwork! Joined by Andy Wehl o piano & Bob Dando on bass. Hope to see you there!

Witches Brew!!

Dazzle@Baurs, 1512 Curtis St, Denver, CO

They're BAAAAAACK...Join witch-y women Janine & Terri Jo for an eerie & enthralling Halloween-themed evening of hot live jazz. Backed by a fabulous all-women combo (Carmen Sandim/piano, Kim Bird/bass, Jill Fredericksen/drums, Jane Uitti/violin) this dynamic duo perform spooky, swinging & scintillating jazz and blues to celebrate All Hallow's Eve. Costume contest! Prizes! Party favors! Collective howling at the moon!

Highland Haunt!

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Highlands, 32nd Street from Clay to Zuni, Denver

10th Anniversary of the HIGHLAND HAUNT festival! Live music (me and a cast of scary good musicians), costume contests for all ages, food, games, rides, and more! Open and free to the public. Bring the family and enjoy our jazzy Halloween tunes! visit www.highlandhaunt.com for more info.

Quirktett at DazzleJazz Denver!

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

Quirktett ( my seven piece group!) will be at DazzleJazz on Friday, Sept. 15 for one show only! 4 jazz singers (Moi, John Bertram, Janine Gastineau, & MaryLynn Gallaspie) Jeff Jenkins on piano, Paul Romaine on drums, & Peter Huffaker on bass.

Red Hot Rhythm

Nissi's, 2675 Nothpark Drive , Lafayette, CO 80026

the "Red Hot Rhythm " show returns to Nissi's in Lafayette, CO! I'll be joined by fellow redheaded singer :), Janine Gastenou and a stellar band for an evening of our favorite jazz tunes! Reservations are recommended .

Sep9

Terri Jo Jenkins at La Cour

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

Delighted to return to La Cour Art Bar in Denver. This charming French bistro is the perfect place for an evening of great food, wine, and jazz. Make reservations early as seating is very limited!

Terri Jo & Jeff Jenkins Duo at Nocturne

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Nocturne, 1330 27th St, Denver, CO

Nocturne is a gorgeous night club and I'm delighted to sing on their stage with Jeff at the piano! Yes, its late night but hey, its also Sat. night !! Get out on the town and come on down to this hot spot for night life in Denver!

"Jazz After Glow"

Vail Chap House, Vail, CO

Fun fun fun! Jeff at piano and I get to sing my fav jazz songs for the after concert crowd. 8pm to 10pm. More info at www.katsjazzmusic.com

First Friday Artwork on Tennyson St

First Friday Artwork on Tennyson, Tennyson, Denver, CO

I'll be playing guitar and singing for the monthly First Friday artwalk on the historic Tennyson St. in north Denver. Look for me near 40th & Tennyson!

Quirktett !

Caffe Sole, 637R South Broadway St., Boulder, CO 80305

Quirktett returns to Caffe Sole in Boulder! I love singing with this group and hope you can join us for all the fun!! The outdoor patio will be open, so come for an evening of summer music and friends! Our previous shows at Sole have all sold out, so make reservations soon!!

Jul8

Terri Jo Jenkins Songwriter concert

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

Now and then, I dust off my original songs, sling my guitar on, and do the singer/songwriter show. This is a free event at a darling, locally owned coffee shop. Stop on by for coffee, music, and yummy stuff in the bakery case!