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Leroy Jenkins (March 11, 1932 – February 24, 2007) was a composer and free jazz violinist and violist.

One of the most important musicians to emerge from the AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians), the legendary collective of which he was a member until his death in 2007. Like many of the Association's members, Jenkins studied under the legendary Walter Dyett at DuSable High School, where he learned the alto saxophone.

He received a music degree (in violin) from… read more

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  • Although of little significance (to me at least) compared to the great violinist of Revolutionary Ensemble fame, there was also an old Hillbilly Country artist with the same name "Leroy Jenkins". His "Hard Time Hard Luck Blues" song is pretty nice; it appears on the "Columbia Hillbilly Vol 2" compilation.
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  • well he's dead so yeah he doesn't car OMGOMG
  • btw, does anyone know any violinist that could be a similar artist to leroy? (besides Terry Jenoure)
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