Basic Background Info
A native of New Orleans, Jonathan Moffett was born into a very gifted and musically talented family which led him to start playing music at a very early age. Only six years old, Jonathan Moffett began playing on his first Ludwig marching snare. Jonathan Moffett's natural talent shone bright even at the age eight—he was already playing at school dances, parties, and talent shows. By the time he was nine, Jonathan Moffett performed in local night clubs. Jonathan Moffett managed to pull in good money playing in his brother’s band, The Cavaliers.
While playing for various local popular bands around his hometown, Jonathan Moffett reached local celebrity status, which kick-started his professional career. In 1979, during his rise to fame, a tape of Jonathan Moffett playing slipped out to Jermaine Jackson’s band, The Jacksons. Jermaine personally requested that Jonathan Moffett come out to Los Angeles and join The Jacksons. Jonathan agreed to join, and his professional career took off.
Jonathan Moffett joined The Jacksons on tour for the first time in the spring of 1979, and then toured again in the winter of 1979. After touring with The Jacksons, Jonathan Moffett’s popularity skyrocketed. Jonathan Moffett went on tour with funk group Cameo, and in 1982 Jonathan joined Lionel Ritchie on tour. Two years later, Jonathan Moffett played with The Jacksons on their famous Victory Tour, and in 1985, he played on Madonna’s Virgin Tour.
Since then, Jonathan Moffett has been constantly touring and playing for various bands, including Elton John, Madonna, and George Michael. To this day, Jonathan Moffett has performed on over 20 major tours. Jonathan Moffett also wrote, arranged, produced, and performed the backup vocals on a song for the film Coming to America. Jonathan Moffett continued writing, arranging, and producing, and performing on television, tours, and in studio sessions. Who's Who in America, Who's Who in The West, and Who's Who in The World all inducted Jonahtan into their journal.
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