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Charleston's Jenkins Orphanage Band Video
I'm writing a magazine article about Charleston's history for the Avery Research Center's Jazz Initiative. I thought that you'd be interested in the Daniel Jenkins Orphanage Band.
Directly below you'll find an Afrigeneas posting from 2005 that explains the project and suggested genealogy links for Daniel Jenkins.
The legendary Daniel Jenkins Orphanage Band of Charleston South Carolina produced some of the world's greatest jazz musicians. It's interesting to note that the historians who brought the band to the forefront of our American legacy were British or European. "A Jazz Nursery" was written by UK's Jack Chilton and included the research of highly regarded jazz historian and writer, Karl Gert zur Heide of Germany.
The link main link below will take you to a 1928 Movietone clip of the Jenkins Orphanage Band. This film clip was shown at last year's Jazz Initiative Symposium at the Avery Research Center.
Please click on the link and scroll down to the "Jenkins Orphanage Band".
Enjoy an important chapter in the history of South Carolina.
K Wyer Lane