Personalities | Jonah Jones | Thirties | Jazz & Blues

(Trumpet, vocals, 1909–2000)

By the time Jonah Jones came to prominence on New York’s 52nd Street, he had developed a fierce, intense attack that suggested Roy Eldridge without the high notes. He played and recorded with Stuff Smith from 1936–40 and on sessions with Teddy Wilson, Billie Holiday and Lionel Hampton. He worked with Cab Calloway from 1941–52. In 1957 he began recording for Capitol and had several hits, including ‘Baubles, Bangles And Beads’ and ‘On The Street Where You Live’, which combined a shuffle rhythm with his muted trumpet.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel


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