Jaco Pastorius

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Birthday
1, 1951
Birthplace
Norristown, PA
Death Date
Sep 21, 1987 (35)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
1, 1951
Birthplace
Norristown, PA
Death Date
Sep 21, 1987 (35)

About

Jazz guitarist, composer, and electric bass who created intricate solos and singing melodies in his works. He worked with artists like Joni Mitchell and was a member of Weather Report.

Before Fame

He started out playing drums, but a wrist injury playing football at the age of thirteen that required surgery left him unable to play.

Trivia

He was inducted into the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame.

Family Life

He was the first of three children born to John Francis Pastorius II.

Associated With

Charles Mingus was another bass guitarist who was inducted into the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame.