John Jenkins

Born: 
01/03/1931
City: 
Chicago
Region: 
IL
Country: 
USA
Died: 
07/12/1993
Years Active: 
1950's-1990's
Instruments: 
Sax
Notable Equipment: 

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John Jenkins was an American jazz saxophonist. He played as a sideman with 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. After leaving the jazz world he worked as a messenger in New York and dabbled in jewelry; he sold brass objects at street fairs in the 1970s. After 1983 he began practicing again and playing live on street corners; shortly before his death he played with Clifford Jordan.

Discography

Released: 1957
Released: 1957
Released: 1957