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Benford, “Bill” William (b. 1902)


William "Bill" Benford (1902 – 1994) played tuba and bass. He was born in Charleston, West Virginia. Benford was the brother of drummer Tommy Benford. He, like his brother, was a member of the Jenkins Orphanage band in South Carolina as a child, touring with the band in 1915 in the United States and Europe.

(From the “Charleston Jazz Initiative” – View this Article)