Jon B.

Jon B – 2018 Soul Train Music Awards Presented by BET – Arrivals – Orleans Arena at the Orleans Hotel & Casino – Las Vegas, NV, USA – Photo Credit: PRN /

Birth Name: Jonathan David Buck

Place of Birth: Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 11, 1974

*Dutch, English, Scottish (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Jon B. is an American R&B and soul singer, songwriter, and record producer.

He is the son of Linda and David Buck. His father is a Director of the Los Angeles Symphonic Camerata and professor of music. His mother is a concert pianist.

He has described himself as Jewish. His mother is Jewish and his father has Dutch, English, and Scottish ancestry.

Jon’s paternal grandparents’ surnames were Buck and Patterson.

Jon’s maternal grandparents’ surnames were Gross and Silverman.



Curious about ethnicity

1 Response

  1. andrew says:

    it looks better than the previous “Anglo-American” label for sure, but not enough. Source of his Dutch ancestry?

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