Pat Jenkins

Sydney Francis "Pat" Jenkins (December 25, 1914 - September 2, 2006) was an American jazz trumpeter, best known for his associations with Al Cooper and Buddy Tate.

Jenkins was born in Norfolk, Virginia and moved to New York City when he was nineteen. He was a founding member of Al Cooper's Savoy Sultans in 1937 and was a regular member until 1944, mostly playing trumpet, but also singing on the recording "We'd Rather Jump Than Swing". He entered into military service near the end of World War II, and after his discharge worked with Wynonie Harris and Big Joe Turner, then with Tab Smith for the rest of the 1940s. After leading his own ensemble for a short time, he began working with Buddy Tate in 1951; he would work with Tate on and off until 1976, including with Jimmy Rushing in 1954 and in the documentary L'aventure du jazz in 1970. He was a member of Tate's house band at the Celebrity Club in New York from the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 25th, 1911, Died September 2nd, 2006

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet, vocalist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 29 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 64359 10-in. 7/29/1938 Jump steady Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, trumpet, vocalist  
Decca 64360 10-in. 7/29/1938 The thing Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, trumpet, vocalist  
Decca 64361 10-in. 7/29/1938 Looney Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, trumpet, vocalist  
Decca 64362 10-in. 7/29/1938 Rhythm doctor man Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, trumpet, vocalist  
Decca 64363 10-in. 7/29/1938 Gettin' in the groove Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, trumpet, vocalist  
Decca 64467 10-in. 8/19/1938 Someone outside is taking your mind off me Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 64468 10-in. 8/19/1938 Jeep's blues Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 64469 10-in. 8/19/1938 Draggin' my heart around Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 64470 10-in. 8/19/1938 You'll never miss the water Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 65630 10-in. 5/24/1939 Stitches Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 65631 10-in. 5/24/1939 Jumpin' at the Savoy-1 Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 65632 10-in. 5/24/1939 We'd rather jump than swing Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, trumpet, vocalist  
Decca 65633 10-in. 5/24/1939 Draggin' my heart around Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, trumpet, vocalist  
Decca 66774 10-in. 10/16/1939 Little Sally Water-1 Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 66775 10-in. 10/16/1939 Jumpin' the blues-2 Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 66776 10-in. 10/16/1939 Love gave me you Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans ; Paul Chapman instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 66777 10-in. 10/16/1939 When I grow too old to dream-2 Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67433 10-in. 3/29/1940 Frenzy-1 Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67434 10-in. 3/29/1940 Stop and ask somebody Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67435 10-in. 3/29/1940 Wishing and crying for you Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 67436 10-in. 3/29/1940 Sophisticated jump-2 Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68753 10-in. 2/28/1941 Norfolk ferry Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68754 10-in. 2/28/1941 Second balcony jump Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68755 10-in. 2/28/1941 See what I mean?-1 Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 68756 10-in. 2/28/1941 Jackie boy Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 1-25 of 29 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Jenkins, Pat," accessed November 25, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/204943.

Jenkins, Pat. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 25, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/204943.

"Jenkins, Pat." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 25 November 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/204943

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