| John Jenkins|
| Blue Note Records|
| July 12, 1993, New York City, New York, United States|
John Jenkins with Kenn, Jenkins - Jordan and Timmons, Jazz Eyes, Alto Madness, Honeymoon Hangover
Clifford Jordan, Bobby Timmons, Jackie McLean, Dannie Richmond, Kenny Burrell
John Jenkins (jazz musician) Wikipedia
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.
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.
Alto Madness (Prestige, 1957) - with Jackie McLean
Jenkins, Jordan and Timmons (New Jazz, 1957) - with Clifford Jordan and Bobby Timmons
John Jenkins with Kenny Burrell (Blue Note, 1957)
Jazz Eyes (Regent, 1957) - with Donald Byrd
With Teddy CharlesCoolin' (New Jazz, 1957)
With Clifford JordanCliff Jordan (Blue Note, 1957)
Play What You Feel (Mapleshade, 1990 )
With Hank MobleyHank (Blue Note, 1957)
With Paul QuinichetteOn the Sunny Side (Prestige, 1957)
With Sahib ShihabThe Jazz We Heard Last Summer (Savoy, 1957)
With Wilbur WareThe Chicago Sound (Riverside, 1957) (aka The Chicago Cookers (Jazzland LP 12))