Scott LaFaro

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Birthday
3, 1936
Birthplace
New Jersey
Death Date
Jul 6, 1961 (25)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
3, 1936
Birthplace
New Jersey
Death Date
Jul 6, 1961 (25)

About

Jazz bassist who performed with Grammy Award-nominated pianist Bill Evans in the Bill Evans Trio.

Before Fame

He played piano in elementary school, the clarinet in junior high, tenor saxophone in high school, and the double bass right before he entered Ithaca College's music program.

Trivia

He played gigs with jazz luminaries including Benny Goodman, Chet Baker, and Stan Kenton.

Family Life

He grew up in Newark, New Jersey.

Associated With

He and Charles Mingus were considered some of the most technically proficient jazz bassists of their time.