Jo Jones

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Birthday
7, 1911
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Sep 3, 1985 (73)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
7, 1911
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Sep 3, 1985 (73)

About

Known by the nickname Papa Jo Jones, he was a jazz drummer who collaborated with artists like Art Blakey and Sonny Stitt. He was a Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame inductee in 1974.

Before Fame

He worked as a carnival tap-dancer as a child.

Trivia

He revolutionized jazz drumming with his use of the hi-hat and drum brushes.

Family Life

He was married to Vivien Greene until her death.

Associated With

He was Ella Fitzgerald's drummer for Ella at the Opera House in 1958.