Jazz Drummer & Richmond Native Harold Jones To Hold Book Signing

By KPass | Richmond

Aug 23

news release

Wayne County Convention and Tourism Bureau to host Harold Jones Book Signing. Richmond, Indiana

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Richmond native Harold Jones, Jazz Drummer, will be in Richmond for book signing on August 30, 2013.

Harold Jones, a Richmond, Indiana Native and current drummer for Tony Bennett’s Band, will be signing copies of his new book titled, “Harold Jones – The Singer’s Drummer”. 

The public is invited to meet Jones Friday, August 30, 2013 at The Wayne County Convention and Tourism Bureau from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. His book will be available for purchase at this time. Paperback is $16 and Hardback is $23,  Harold Jones was born February 27, 1940 in Richmond, Indiana and lived here until 1958.  Jones attended Richmond High School where he was an active member in orchestra, dance band, pep band, marching band and concert band.

While working with saxophonist Paul Winter, they became the first jazz band to play at the White House. The greatest years of his life Jones says, were when he was called in 1967 to fill in for Count Basie’s drummer, lasting for five years. In 1972, Jones won the Down Beat Magazine International Jazz Critics’ Poll for the best new artist.

In 1980 he joined Sarah Vaughan for ten years and toured the world, traveling to Hong Kong, Australia, England and Brazil. Along with Sarah, he played at the White House five times for Nancy Reagan. In addition to playing for Tony Bennett, Jones currently instructs drumming workshops at colleges and universities throughout the country and plays with his 17 piece band, The Bossman at corporate parties and community events.  Other noteworthy artists Jones has performed or recorded with include; Diana Krall, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., B.B. King, Quincy Jones, Natalie Cole and many others. 

The Wayne County Convention and Tourism Bureau is located at 5701 National Road East, Richmond, Indiana. For more information call 800-828-8414, 765-935-8687 or VisitRichmond.org

About the Author

Karole Passmore is a freelance writer who enjoys writing articles and short stories, interviewing local people, and researching non-fiction subject matter– preferably historical. Graduate of RHS, Ivy Tech Richmond, and Earlham College– with a major in History, Karole has spent most of her life in Wayne County and enjoys the quaint atmosphere of a small town.