Jonah Jones

Jonah Jones endorsed the HN White King line of trumpets as well as the FE Olds products during his noted career as a jazzman beginning in the 1930s. Jonah played lead trumpet for Stuff Smith and Fletcher Henderson before joining the Cab Calloway Orchestra and recording key trumpet solos for several of the band’s greatest hits including “Minnie the Moocher.” Jonah went on to record a string of popular albums in the 1950s and 60s including “Muted Jazz” and “I Dig Chicks,” which earned him the first Grammy for a jazz recording when the awards were established in 1959. Jonah’s interview was recorded 4 years before the NAMM Oral History program was established and accepted into the collection in 2010.

Interview Date:
March 30, 1995
Date of Birth:
December 31, 1909
Deceased Date:
April 29, 2000
Job Title:
Musician, Trumpeter

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