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An Heir to the Legacy, Tuffus Zimbabwe, Comes Home!
Published:
6/10/2016 11:10:38 AM


Tuffus Zimbabwe (right), grandson of The Rev. Daniel Joseph Jenkins, performing with the house band on Saturday Night Live
 

The past and present of one of America’s most beloved musical legacies will explode on Saturday, June 11, in a soulful and historic night of jazz on the campus of Jenkins Institute, 3923 Azalea Drive, as Charleston welcomes home Tuffus Zimbabwe, the great-grandson of Institute founder, entrepreneur, and visionary Rev. Daniel Joseph Jenkins (1862-1937). Tuffus, who is the keyboardist on “Saturday Night Live,” will be accompanied by many local musical favorites.

“We are so excited to have this super talented young man come to Charleston, where his great-grandfather did so much for this community. It’s going to be very special!” stressed Johanna Martin-Carrington, chair of the Jenkins Institute Advisory Committee and board member. Zimbabwe is making his first trip to the Lowcountry in connection with the Spoleto Festival. But on June 11, from 4 pm to 8 pm, he will take center stage on the campus of Jenkins Institute. “This event will be quite an honor, having Rev. Jenkins’ great-grandson here in person. What a historic moment…. I want to invite everyone to come out! Come and enjoy the music and enjoy our beautiful campus,” adds Executive Director Mildred Hudson. 

Tickets are $25; bring your lawn chair or blankets.  Food and beverages will be available for purchase. For more information or tickets, call Jenkins Institute at (843) 744-1771.  Or purchase tickets online at http://brownpapertickets.com/event/2543343. Rev. Daniel Joseph Jenkins and his world famous Jenkins Orphanage Band blessed Charleston and this nation by playing a significant role in the development of a beloved musical tradition known as jazz.  Join us on Saturday, June 11, from 4 pm–8 pm, on the campus of Jenkins Institute as Tuffus Zimbabwe takes his great-grandfather’s legacy and tradition to the next level.

 

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