Karl Jenkins, 'Soft Machine' musician from Swansea, Wales
Composer of 'Adiemus - Songs of Sanctuary'.
Connection: Born in Penclawdd.
Educated at Gowerton Grammar School. Famous 1960's band 'Soft Machine'.
Was a member of the Glamorgan Youth Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra of Wales in which he played viola. Gained his initial music degree at Cardiff University.
As a member of both the above orchestras my recollection is that he played the oboe.
Also played with jazz rock group 'Soft Machine' in the early seventies?
He's my father's second cousin and is the president of the village brass band. I think he was in another band called 'Nucleus' before 'Soft Machine'.