Jones, Harold

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Jones, Harold Gender: M
Harold Jerome Jones
born on 27 February 1940 at 11:20 (= 11:20 AM )
Place Richmond, Indiana, 39n50, 84w53
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 07°59' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 07°48 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 23°09'

Harold Jones (at the White House in 1962)


American traditional pop and jazz drummer best known as the drummer for Tony Bennett and for his five years with the Count Basie Orchestra.

In a career spanning six decades, Jones has toured and recorded with Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, Herbie Hancock, B.B. King, and Ray Charles. He has also played with major symphony orchestras, including those in Boston, Atlanta, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Vienna.

In 1967, while house drummer at the Chicago Playboy Club, he was invited to New York for what was intended to be a two-week engagement with Count Basie's orchestra but which lasted five years. Jones played on fifteen albums with Basie. He also appears in a scene featuring the Basie band in the movie Blazing Saddles.

After leaving the Basie band, Jones was much in demand. He toured with Ella Fitzgerald, then for ten years with Sarah Vaughan. He also toured and recorded with Natalie Cole, including on her album Unforgettable... with Love. In 1962, he was a member of the Paul Winter Sextet, the first jazz group to play at the White House since the 1920s. The group had finished a tour of Latin America on behalf of United States Cultural Exchange Programs. Jones has played at the White House five times. Still a touring drummer, Jones also teaches drumming at college workshops.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Charles, Ray (born 23 September 1930)
  • associate relationship with Hedges, John (born 26 January 1928). Notes: Members of The Carol Lou Trio, 1956-1957
  • associate relationship with King, B.B. (born 16 September 1925)
  • associate relationship with Winter, Paul (born 6 February 1906). Notes: Members of Paul Winter Sextet, 1962
  • associate relationship with Woodward, Carol Lou (born 20 May 1931). Notes: Members of The Carol Lou Trio, 1956-1957

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate from Indiana archives.


  • Traits : Body : Race (Black)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Drummer)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Jazz
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Music teacher (Drumming)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession