John Patton

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Birthday
12, 1935
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Mar 19, 2002 (66)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
12, 1935
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Mar 19, 2002 (66)

About

American soul jazz musician who recorded with Blue Note and with musicians like Grant Green, Lou Donaldson, and George Coleman. His nickname is Big John Patton.

Before Fame

He taught himself to play the piano when he was growing up in Missouri and later moved to Washington where he began working with Lloyd Price and learned the Hammond organ.

Trivia

He performed on the album Red Hot + Indigo, a tribute to Duke Ellington that raised money for charities devoted to HIV/AIDS awareness.

Family Life

He was married to Thelma Patton.

Associated With

He collaborated with John Zorn and was featured on two of his albums.