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Kenny Jenkins


Kenny Jenkins
Contact Details
Kenny Jenkins

Senior Lecturer

School of Film, Music & Performing Arts

0113 81 27375 K.W.Jenkins@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

About Kenny Jenkins

Kenny Jenkins, is a musician and educator, whose practice is grounded in social, political, and cultural critique, but sees his principal function as encouraging students to explore and develop their own ideas.

  • Born Glasgow, 1956
  • Fine Art Foundation year at Glasgow School of Art 1974
  • Semi-Pro musician 1974 – present,
  • Worked as support worker with Homeless and Ex-Offender groups 1982-3
  • Taught music in Adult & Community Education (Leeds City Council/ Leeds University/NIACE/ WEA) 1983-93
  • Taught Media and Performing Arts, Thomas Danby College 1993-7
  • Field Researcher, Performing Right Society 1998-99
  • Owned and ran Rockshack, Musical Instrument shop, Leeds 2000 – 2004
  • PTL Leeds Beckett University 2004-7
  • Senior Lecturer, Music Technology & Music Production 2007 – present
  • Course Leader Music Production & Performance 2013 -present

Current Teaching

  • Music in Context
  • Analysing Productions & Performances
  • Critical Perspectives in Composition, Production & Performance
  • Contemporary Music in Context
  • Music Independent Project

Research Interests

Current practice as research project: The reimagining and re-contextualisation of traditional Irish and Scottish folk music informed by Brazilian Bossa Nova harmonic practices, as an exploration of the nature of tradition, history, and memory in a globally mass-mediated culture.

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