Our collection of articles covers a wide variety of subjects, authored by members of the JamPlay staff. As time passes, we will continue to release additional material covering music theory, product reviews, concert reviews, as well as documentation on music history and artist biographies.
Born in New Orleans on February 8th, 1889, and one of a large and talented family, Alonzo "Lonnie" Johnson played fiddle, guitar, piano, and banjo from childhood. He joined his father's band at 14 and began playing in cafes in New Orleans. In 1917 he traveled in Europe playing in revues. When..... (read more)