Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
For forty-five years, the Flores-Gambino family has held a large old-fashioned Memorial Day celebration at their home on S. 6th Street, in the Penrose neighborhood just off Columbia Pike. Friends, family and neighbors mingle, relax, make note of the contributions of America's service-members to our freedom, enjoy potluck, BBQ, good times and fine homegrown music.
Thanks to Maria "Pete" Durgan and her family for the invitation - and her bass-playing.
Eddie Jenkins, a 93-year old percussionist, sat in with the musicians at the Flores-Gambino Memorial Day Party. Mr. Jenkins is a veteran of the great Bunny Berrigan's ensemble, and was a long-time memeber of the US Army Band. According to his son and other musicians, he is "Arlington's most experienced drummer."
Keeps a clean crisp beat still...
Photography by Lloyd Wolf