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Jo Jones (Jonathan Jones)

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Biography

Chicago, Illinois, USA
One of the most accomplished and influential drummers of the swing era, Jonathan 'Papa Jo' Jones was schooled in Alabama, becoming proficient at playing piano, trumpet and saxophone by the age of ten. Leaving home, he worked as a singer and tap dancer in travelling medicine shows and in vaudeville, eventually taking up drums. During his late teens, he played jazz in territory bands, including Walter Page's 'Blue Devils', Harold Jones' Brownskin Syncopators (1931) and Lloyd Hunter's Serenaders (to 1933). Read more...

Actor

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Character: Himself - on Drums

Jammin' the Blues 1944

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Character: A.D.

Sinatra 1992

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Character: Lover Brown - The Memphis Naturals

Route 66 1960

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