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Karl Jenkins, 'Soft Machine' musician from Swansea, Wales

Karl Jenkins

Composer of 'Adiemus - Songs of Sanctuary'.

Connection: Born in Penclawdd.

comment by:IronMan
Educated at Gowerton Grammar School. Famous 1960's band 'Soft Machine'.

comment by:FollowMe
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.

comment by:JimBritonFerry
As a member of both the above orchestras my recollection is that he played the oboe.

comment by:karman
Also played with jazz rock group 'Soft Machine' in the early seventies?

comment by:holyboloney
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'.




Cardiff, Swansea