Duke Jenkins


Believed to be Duke Jenkins, seated, 1956 | Ohio TV Memories | tc262

Aristocrat recording artist Herman “Duke” Jenkins was born in 1918 and died in 1999, aged 91. His father wanted him to become a doctor, but Herman Jenkins preferred music, and especially jazz, and became one of the top jazz band leaders in the Chicago area for many years. He was nicknamed “Duke” for a perceived facial resemblance to Duke Ellington. Mr Jenkins retired from playing music at the age of 89.

Obituary in Cleveland.com


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