J.W. Jenkins


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Birth Date
Deceased Date
Job Title
Former President
Company Name
Jenkins Music Company

JW Jenkins was president of the large music store chain in and around Kansas City that his great grand father first opened in 1878. His father, Paul W. Jenkins, kept the company running during the Great Depression and provided a great example to JW who expanded the store locations after World War II and dedicated his time to provide support to the music industry. He worked in the store full time from the 1940s until the company was sold in 1969. During that time he also served on the NAMM Board three times, beginning in 1961. He was active with AMC and was a member of the NAMM ExCom during the late 1960s.