James Jenkins is the founder of the nonprofit organization Body & Soul which works with health care providers to provide the gift of music to patients.

What do you want patrons of the Symphony to know about you?
That I am a person of many interests. All of them involve the arts as a means to connect people with one another.

What would you be doing if you weren’t a professional musician?
Something that involves helping people. Medical field.

What do you do in your spare time (other than practice!)?
Very little spare time between Body & Soul and the University of Florida.

What is your favorite thing about being a professional musician?
Sharing my work and thoughts with live audiences.

What sport(s) do you participate in?
Enjoying my family “Does that count as a sport?”

Do you have a favorite team?
Miami Dolphins, Miami Heat.

Do you have a favorite meal?
Anything well prepared.

Who is your favorite composer?
Top Two: Mahler and R. Strauss.

What are you currently listening to?
Numerous books on tape (business management, action thrillers, suspense).

University of Miami