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Edmund Thornton Jenkins, born in Charleston, South Carolina, was a composer and musician.

He began his musical career during his childhood with the Jenkins Orphanage Band, which was organized and led by his father, the Reverend Daniel Jenkins to raise money for the orphanage he had established in Charleston in 1871. The band was composed of boys in the orphanage. They performed jazz and ragtime in numerous cities in the United States and England, and were the largest single source of revenue for the orphanage.

Jenkins received his musical training from the musical directors of the Jenkins Orphanage Band, at Morehouse College and at London's Royal Academy of Music (1914-21). He remained in Europe following the completion of his studies at the Academy, performing with dance bands, making jazz recordings and eventually leading the Ermitage Orchestra.

From the description of Edmund Thornton Jenkins collection. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 144652130

Edmund Thornton Jenkins, born in Charleston, South Carolina, was a composer and musician. He began his musical career during his childhood with the Jenkins Orphanage Band, which was organized and led by his father, the Reverend Daniel Jenkins to raise money for the orphanage he had established in Charleston in 1871. The band was composed of boys in the orphanage. They performed jazz and ragtime in numerous cities in the United States and England, and were the largest single source of revenue for the orphanage.

Jenkins received his musical training from the musical directors of the Jenkins Orphanage Band, at Morehouse College and at London's Royal Academy of Music (1914-21). He remained in Europe following the completion of his studies at the Academy, performing with dance bands, making jazz recordings and eventually leading the Ermitage Orchestra.

From the guide to the Edmund Thornton Jenkins collection, (The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.)

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creatorOf Green, Jeffrey P.,. Edmund Thornton Jenkins collection. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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associatedWith Cook, Will Marion. person
associatedWith Jenkins, Daniel J., d.1937. person
associatedWith Jenkins, Edmund Thornton, 1894-1926. person
associatedWith Jenkins Orphanage Band. corporateBody
associatedWith Jenkins Orphanage (Charleston, S.C.) corporateBody
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Orphanages--South Carolina--Charleston
Composers--United States
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African American composers
Musicians--United States
Orphanages
African Americans--Music
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