Elvin Jones


Birthday September 9, 1927

Birth Sign Virgo

Birthplace Pontiac, MI

DEATH DATE May 18, 2004 (76)

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Post-bop jazz drummer who was a member of the John Coltrane Quartet.

Before Fame

He served in the US Army. His first professional gig was at Detroit's Grand River Street club in 1949.


He was influenced by Louis Armstrong.

Family Life

He was married twice and had two children.

Associated With

He worked as a frontman for Charles Mingus.