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     Jenkins, John

    He is a tuba player and teacher who began playing the tuba since he was 14 years old.  He attended the Royal College of Music under the tutelage of Charles Luxon and after leaving there he joined the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and remained there for three years.  In 1969 he joined the Philharmonia Orchestra where he would remain until present day.   Aside from performing with the Philharmonic he has been a member of the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble.  He has appeared on numerous recordings including Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition, Classics for Brass and Festive Brass with the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, the soundtracks of Lawrence of Arabia and The Big Country and Performance by Marti Webb.  As a teacher he has taught tuba at the Royal College of Music in London and given several masterclasses.

     

    Sources:

    1. http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/thephilharmoniaorchestra/membersoftheorchestra/tuba/johnjenkins/
    2. http://abel.hive.no/trumpet/pjbe/db/show.php?&id=12
    3. http://shopping.yahoo.com/p:John%20Jenkins:1927000936:page=discography:subpage=all:b=31
    4. http://www.freewebs.com/ngsimmons/index.htm
    5. http://music.barnesandnoble.com/search/product.asp?ean=738572104825
    6. http://www.vinylrevival.com/lists/classical.shtml
    7. http://www.trombone-society.org.uk/news/2007/02/11/

     

     

     

     

     



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