Grammy-winning jazz musician Jonah Jones has been selected as the newest member of the Gallery of Great Black Kentuckians.
A poster honoring Jones, who took up music as a youngster in a Louisville orphanage, will be unveiled by the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights Jan. 7 at the Kentucky Center for the Arts. Jones was born in 1909 and died in 2000.
Jones, who played with Cab Calloway, Dizzy Gillespie and Billie Holiday, had a string of hits with swing favorites and show tunes such as "On the Street Where You Live."
The jazz trumpeter won a Grammy in 1959 for the album "I Dig Chicks."
The human rights commission introduced the gallery series in 1970 to recognize the achievements of blacks and to introduce black history into Kentucky classrooms. Educators and libraries use the posters as teaching tools.