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 father has Dutch, English, and Scottish ancestry and his mother is Jewish.

He is married to Danette Jackson, with whom he has two children.

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

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



Curious about ethnicity

2 Responses

  1. indo says:

    Always thought he was black and white

  2. 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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