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John Jenkins

as, 1931-1993 US, Chicago
Musician / Composer of Jazz

John Jenkins (January 3, 1931 – July 12, 1993) was an American jazz saxophonist.Jenkins initially studied clarinet in high school but switched to saxophone after six months on the instrument. He played in jam sessions led by Joe Segal at Roosevelt College from 1949-1956. He played with Art Farmer in 1955 and led his own group in Chicago later that year. In 1957 he played with Charles Mingus and recorded two albums as a leader. He played as a sideman with Johnny Griffin Donald Byrd, Hank Mobley, Paul Quinichette, Clifford Jordan, Sahib Shihab, and Wilbur Ware in the late 1950s and early 1960s, but essentially dropped out of music after 1962, aside from a few dates with Gloria Coleman.

  • Alto sax
  • Saxophone
  • Flute
Popular Tracks   
Almaine on Advent Music - The Musical Advent Calendar by Various Artists, Mathias Breitschaft, Johannes Striegel, Christoph Hassler, Petra Föhr-Floreani, Martin Folz, Martin Ramroth, Harald Elser, Christian Geugelin, Dora Entcheva, Jirni Skopal, Michael Hofmann, Andreas Puttkammer, Josef Rheinberger, Joachim Oehm & Holger Speck
Fantazia 5 in Six Parts on John Jenkins: Fantazia by John Jenkins & Jerome Hantai
Jenkins, John: Fantasy No. 6 for 4 Viols in F Major on English Music For Viols by Fretwork
Pavan in F Major on Jenkins: All in A Garden Green by John Jenkins
Jenkins, John: Fantasy No. 12 for 4 Viols in D Major on English Music For Viols by Fretwork
Lady Katherine Audley's Bells on Music by John Jenkins and William Croft by The Parley of Instruments
Fantasia in F Major, 'All in a Garden Green' on Jenkins: All in A Garden Green by John Jenkins
Suite No. 3 for 2 Violins, 2 Viols and Continuo: I. Fantasia on John Jenkins: Fantazia by John Jenkins & Jerome Hantai
In Nomine 1 in Six Parts on John Jenkins: Fantazia by John Jenkins & Jerome Hantai
Jenkins, John: Prelude, Almain and Corant, for Lyra Viol on English Music For Viols by Fretwork

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Young Jenkins: 1957 Quintet SessionsJohn Jenkins2017Compil.
The Chicago SoundJohnny Griffin And Wilbur Ware Featuring Junior Mance & John Jenkins2009Compil.
Cliff's Edge / PrincessJohn Jenkins / Clifford Jordan / Bobby Timmons1960Single
Jenkins, Jordan And TimmonsJohn Jenkins / Clifford Jordan / Bobby Timmons1960Album
Coolin'Teddy Charles - Idrees Sulieman - John Jenkins - Mal Waldron1959Album
Bird FeathersPhil Woods / Gene Quill / Jackie McLean / John Jenkins / Hal McKusick1957Album
Alto MadnessJackie McLean / John Jenkins1957Album
John Jenkins With Kenny BurrellJohn Jenkins / Kenny Burrell1957Album
Jazz EyesJohn Jenkins1957Album
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