Jonas’s rhythmic journey began at 5 years old when he saw a
drummer behind a kit playing live for the first time. He thought it
was magical, he still does.
A self proclaimed ‘knock-around drummer kid’ from Staten
Island, Jonas Manashowitz (a.k.a. Jonas Mannon), has been
playing drums for 50 years. He has played music with the
legendary Chambers Brothers, Duff McKagen and Jerry Marotta,
among others. He has also worked closely as a drum tech with
such legends as Bill Ward and Virgil Donati.
Aside from drumsticks, he’s also comfortable with pen in hand
and has written many articles relating to drumming and music.
Jonas has also done many interviews with drumming greats such
as Kenny Aronoff, Artimus Pyle and Hirsh Gardner