Glenn W. Jones, a professional musician who played with some top orchestras, died May 23 in Northern Virginia Doctors Hospital of a heart ailment. He was 74.

Mr. Jones began his professional career in 1920 and played with the Carl Fenton Brunswick Recording Orchestra, Paul Whiteman, and Spike Jones.

In 1927 Mr. Jones, a native Washington, decided to remain in this area and joined the Palace Theater Orchestra under the direction of Wesley Eddy. He was also the house trombonist at the National Theater in Washington for 11 years until his retirement in 1957.

Mr. Jones graduated from old Tech High School, Bliss Electrical School, and received a degree in music at the Peabody Conservatory of Music. He also pursued studies at the University of Pittsburgh.

Mr. Jones, in addition to his wide activities as a musician, spent 31 years with the U.S. Navy Department, retiring in 1964.

Mr. Jones was a member of Naval Lodge No. 4. He was director for the Alma Temple Drum and Bugle Corps from 1950 to 1958 and served as supreme director of music for the Tall Cedars of Lebanon from 1961 to 1964.

Surviving are his wife, Velma Jean, of the home; a son, Glenn W. Jr., of Laured, Md; a daughter, Dolores Norris of Sarasota, Fla.; a stepson, Donald W. Balsbaugh of Alexandria; and a stepdaughter, Janet Marino, of Riverdale.