Jonathan David Samuel Jones (October 7, 1911 – September 3, 1985) was an American jazz drummer. A band leader and pioneer in jazz percussion, Jones anchored the Count Basie Orchestra rhythm section from 1934 to 1948. He was sometimes known as Papa Jo Jones to distinguish him from younger drummer Philly Joe Jones.
|Birth name||Jonathan David Samuel Jones|
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|Born||October 7, 1911|
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||September 3, 1985 73) (aged|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Associated acts||Count Basie|