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Jones, Edward W.


Edward W. "Ed" Jones grew up in Crystal Lake, Wisconsin. He had a lifelong love of jazz and was an avid collector of records. He was a jazz band leader in high school. Later, he worked in record stores in California. He served in the military in World War II. After the war, he moved to Omaha, Nebraska. For a time, he worked as a door-to-door salesman. From 1981 to 1983, he produced his own radio show, "Jazz Past-Times with Ed Jones," using his personal collection of jazz recordings and fortified with information from his personal research and notes. In 1982 he opened a restaurant called Jonesy's Dinner Den in Omaha. His first wife was Alyce. His second wife was Mildred, often called "Millie."

Source: Kohlmeier, Kris. "Jazz CDs Donated to UNO." Gateway (Omaha, NE). Mar. 4, 2003.

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Jazz Past-Times with Ed Jones Collection

Identifier: UNO-0104
Scope and Contents Jazz Past-Times with Ed Jones was a 100-episode radio series which aired on KVNO from January 5, 1981, until May 30, 1983. Ed Jones created the program from his personal collection of 78 rpm records and taped radio programs, using KVNO's equipment and presenting information about the musicians from his own notes and research. The collection includes the reel-to-reel audio recordings of the complete set of hour-long programs, CD copies made from those recordings, program transcripts, Ed...