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Freddie Jenkins

Born: 
10/10/1906
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1920's-1930's
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Freddie "Posey" Jenkins (1906–1978) was an American jazz trumpeter. He played with Edgar Hayes and Horace Henderson (1924–28) before taking a position in Duke Ellington's Orchestra in 1928. As a member, he soloed in the 1930 film Check and Double Check during a performance of the song "Old Man Blues". He remained with the Ellington Orchestra until 1934, when lung problems forced him to quit.