Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Eddie Jenkins "Arlington's most experienced drummer"

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

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Hello Friends of Eddie Jenkins.

Eddie passed peacefully at my home in Maynard , MA on June 22, 2012.

He was a living in his home in Arlington up until May 9th, 2012 and we went to MA to beat the summer heat of the hottest summer on record in DC!

Eddie's obituary will be published in the Washington Post sometime during the weeks of August 1-14 , 2012, and is currently in the online section of

Thank you for doing the story on my father . If anyone would like to contact me regarding my father, Eddie Jenkins, please email me at:

Thank you all so much for your love for Eddie,

Sincerely ,

Bill Jenkins ( son )