The 28-year-old midfielder has signed on an emergency loan until the end of the 2012/13 campaign.
"I'm delighted to be here, Blackburn is a massive club," said Jones. "I want to come here and make an impact so I'm really looking forward to it.
"I thought my opportunities would be limited at Wigan for the remainder of the season and this chance arose so I wanted to take it.
"It is a good team and one that I want to try and get in and do well. It has been doing well recently, there are a lot of quality players the football club and hopefully there'll be opportunities for me to come in and help the football club achieve their aim this season."
Born in Southport, Jones started his footballing career with Manchester United where he made four appearances.
Loan spells at Preston North End, NEC Nijmegen and Derby County followed before his move to Pride Park was made permanent in January 2007 for a reported fee of £1m. He would play his part as the Rams secured promotion to the Premier League that season.
The summer of 2008 saw Jones sign for Wolverhampton Wanderers in another million pound move, making 37 appearances as Wolves clinched promotion back to the top flight.
His contract with Wolves ended after the conclusion of the 2010/11 campaign, the former England Under-21 international moving to Wigan Athletic. During his 18 months at the Latics he has made 35 appearances.
Jones has been signed in time for inclusion in the squad for today's match against Peterborough United. He will wear squad number 36.