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Jonah Jones

tr, voc, 1909-2000 US, Louisville, Kentucky
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Robert Elliott Jones

Jonah Jones (born Robert Elliott Jones; December 31, 1909 – April 29, 2000) was a jazz trumpeter who created concise versions of jazz and swing and jazz standards that appealed to a mass audience. In the jazz community, it can be argued that he might be best appreciated for his work with Stuff Smith. He was sometimes referred to as "King Louis II," a reference to Louis Armstrong. Jones started playing alto saxophone at the age of 12 in the Booker T. Washington Community Center band in Louisville, Kentucky before quickly transitioning to trumpet, where he excelled.

  • Trumpet
  • Vocals
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
Moten Swing - Remastered on Jumpin' With Jonah by Jonah Jones
On The Street Where You Live on Two Tropicana Workshop by Jonah Jones
Serenata - 1996 Digital Remaster on Ultra-Lounge: Rhapsodesia by Various Artists
No Moon At All - Remastered on Jumpin' With Jonah by Jonah Jones
Song From Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart?) - Remastered on Ultra-Lounge: A Bachelor In Paris by Various Artists
Blue Danube Rock - Remastered on Ultra-Lounge/Cocktail Capers by Various Artists
Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans - Remastered on Jumpin' With Jonah by Jonah Jones
Baby, Won't You Please Come Home - Remastered on Jumpin' With Jonah by Jonah Jones
Night Train - Remastered on Jumpin' With Jonah by Jonah Jones
A Kiss To Build A Dream On - Remastered on Jumpin' With Jonah by Jonah Jones

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Muted Jazz + Hit Me Again!Jonah Jones2014Album
In Chronology - 1936-1945Jonah Jones2009Album
J.J. SpecialJonah Jones, Vic Dickenson, Sidney Bechet, Milt Hinton, Osie Johnson, Urbie Green2007Compil.
I Dig Jonah!Jonah Jones1999Compil.
Harry Sweets Edison / Jonah JonesHarry Edison, Jonah Jones1991Album
In ParisSidney Bechet - Jonah Jones1987Single
Volume OneJonah Jones With Dave Pochonet All Stars1985Compil.
I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 62Jonah Jones / André Persiany / J.C. Heard / Major Holley1981Compil.
Jazz Off The Air Vol. 4Cab Calloway And His Orchestra, Ike Quebec, Illinois Jacquet, Benny Carter, Jonah Jones, Hilton Jefferson, Tyree Glenn1980Compil.
Jonah's WailJonah Jones1979Compil.
Old Timey JazzJack Teagarden, Jonah Jones1979Album
Confessin'Jonah Jones1978Album
Jazz By The GreatestDuke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden, Jonah Jones1977Compil.
William B. & CompanySteve & Eydie Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme, Jonah Jones1976Album
Back On The StreetEarl Hines ▪ Jonah Jones ▪ Buddy Tate ▪ Cozy Cole1972Album
The Jonah Jones StoryJonah Jones1971Compil.
A Little Dis, A Little DatJonah Jones1969Album
Swing, 1946Benny Carter / Gene Sedric / Jonah Jones1968Compil.
Along Came JonahJonah Jones1968Album
The Best Of Jonah JonesJonah Jones1966Compil.
Swing Along With Jonah JonesJonah Jones1965Compil.
Swing Along With Jonah JonesJonah Jones1965Compil.
Era Of The Swing TrumpetRoy Eldridge, Jonah Jones, Cootie Williams, Bobby Hackett, Hot Lips Page, Sidney De Paris1964Compil.
Jonah Jones Swings, Etta Jones SingsJonah Jones / Etta Jones With Earl Hines & Rodney Jones1964Album
That Righteous Feelin'Jonah Jones with the Jubilee Four, Dick Hyman and the New Disciples of Rhythm1963Album
And Now In Person Jonah JonesJonah Jones1963Album
Jazz BonusJonah Jones1962Album
Trumpet On TourJonah Jones1962Album
Jazz BonusJonah Jones1962Single
Jonah Jones Special / European BluesJonah Jones1962Single
The Bells Of St. Mary's / Brotherhood Of ManJonah Jones1962Single
The Best OfJonah Jones1962Compil.
Jumpin' With Jonah JonesJonah Jones1961Album
Best Hits And Jonah JonesJonah Jones1961Album
The Greatest Dixieland EverJonah Jones1960Album
Sidney Bechet - Jonah JonesSidney Bechet - Jonah Jones1960Single
Hit Me Again!Jonah Jones1960Album
I Dig Chicks!Jonah Jones1959Single
Muted Jazz N.2Jonah Jones1959Single
Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams / Stars Fell On AlabamaJonah Jones1958Single
1 - Beal Street BluesJonah Jones1958Single
On The Street Where You LiveJonah Jones1958Single
On The Street Where You LiveJonah Jones1958Single
Muted Jazz Part 1Jonah Jones1957Single
The SheikJonah Jones, Urbie Green, Edmond Hall, George Clarke, Milt Hinton, Osie Johnson1957Single
Muted Jazz N.1Jonah Jones1957Single
Muted JazzJonah Jones1957Single
Muted JazzJonah Jones1957Album
Muted Jazz Part 3Jonah Jones1957Single
Jazz KaleidoscopePete Brown / Jonah Jones1954Album
Jonah Wails: (First Blast)Jonah Jones With Dave Pochonet All Stars1954Single
Jonah In ParisJonah Jones And Gérard Pochonet All Stars1954Album
Jonah Wails: (2nd Wind)Jonah Jones With Dave Pochonet All Stars1954Album
Jonah Wails: (2nd Wind) Part 2Jonah Jones With Dave Pochonet All Stars1954Single
Jonah Wails: (First Blast)Jonah Jones With Dave Pochonet All Stars1954Album
Hot Trumpet EnsemblesRoy Eldridge, Charlie Shavers, Emmett Berry, Joe Thomas, Jonah Jones1950Album
Here's To VeteransThe Beach Boys / Jonah JonesAlbum
Muted Jazz Part 3Jonah JonesSingle
Come Sit By Me / God Loves You ChildJonah JonesSingle
No Moon At AllJonah JonesSingle
Vous Invite A DanserJonah JonesSingle
After Hour JazzJonah JonesAlbum
Jersey BounceJonah JonesSingle
Swing Sessions 7 - 1946-1949Jonah Jones, Tyree Glenn, Peanuts Holland, Don ByasCompil.
Muted Jazz Part 3Jonah JonesSingle
That's RhythmRex Stewart / Jonah JonesCompil.
The Sheik Of Araby / You're The Cream In My CoffeeJonah JonesSingle
Old Timey JazzJack Teagarden & Jonah JonesCompil.
Jonah's SermonJonah JonesSingle
Visages Du Jazz N° 2Jonah JonesSingle
Low Down BluesJonah Jones, Pete BrownAlbum
Jonah Jones Also Starring Bobby FreedmanJonah Jones, Bob FreedmanAlbum
A Music BreakJackie Gleason, Vic Damone, Jonah Jones, The Four Freshmen, Louis Prima & Keely SmithAlbum
Blue ChampagneJonah JonesSingle
DixielandJonah Jones / Jack TeagardenCompil.
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