Darryl White/Jeff Jenkins
Dr. Darryl White has played trumpet since the age of 9. Since he released three of his own solo recordings, played on several national recordings, and served on the International Association for Jazz Education and the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts.
He is a frequent guest soloist. Some performances include the Omaha Symphony, Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, Mesa Chamber Orchestra, Grand Junction Symphony, Lake Forest Chamber Orchestra, Roaring Fork Jazz Festival, University of Nebraska Faculty Brass Quintet, and the University Faculty Jazz Quartet.
Today Dr. White is the associate professor of trumpet at the Glenn Korff School of Music at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Pianist Jeff Jenkins attended the University of North Texas and moved to New York after college, working on Broadway and in music clubs. In the last 15 years he released four CD’s, his most recent entitled “Cique.”
He has appeared with many jazz greats including Freddie Hubbard, Eddie Harris, Clark Terry, Dakota Staton, Frank Morgan, Marlena Shaw, David Fathead Newman, Teddy Edwards, the Count Basie Orchestra, The New York Voices, Bobby Hutcherson, Nelson Rangell, Renee Marie, John Abercrombie, and Richie Cole.
When not playing the piano, Jenkins mixes and produces music in his recording studio Mile High Music. Currently he lives in Denver, where he plays clubs and concerts, writes and produces, and fathers his son Ellington.