Jon Marks

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Birthday
11, 1947
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jul 23, 2007 (60)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
11, 1947
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jul 23, 2007 (60)

About

Jazz artist who worked with many of the greats of music history.

Before Fame

He started learning the piano at age seven, then dropped it at age 12 when he discovered New Orleans Jazz.

Trivia

He lived in Los Angeles and New Orleans in the late 1960s. His collaborations included stints with Kid Thomas, Louis Nelson, Sammy Rimington, and many others.

Family Life

His brother David Marks, a psychologist, played the banjo. His brother took him to a gig at age 14, and he surreptitiously began playing the piano during the performance and was an immediate hit with the crowd.

Associated With

He played at Louis Armstrong's 70th Birthday celebration Hello Louis in 1970 and was captured next to Armstrong in a photograph of the event's lavish birthday cake.