Jaco Pastorius

Jaco Pastorius
1951 - 1987

Jaco Pastorius  American Bassist


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American Bassist Jaco Pastorius was born John Francis Anthony Pastorius III on 5th December, 1951 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States and passed away on 21st Sep 1987 Fort Lauderdale, FL aged 35. He is most remembered for Weather Report. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Jaco Pastorius is a member of the following lists: Epic Records artists, Warner Records artists and 1951 births.


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First Name Jaco
Last Name Pastorius
Full Name at Birth John Francis Anthony Pastorius III
Alternative Name Jaco
Age 35 (age at death) years
Birthday 5th December, 1951
Birthplace Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died 21st September, 1987
Place of Death Fort Lauderdale, FL
Cause of Death Brain Hemorrhage
Buried Our Lady Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, USA
Build Slim
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown - Light
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Musician, composer, producer
Occupation Bassist
Claim to Fame Weather Report
Music Genre (Text) Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Big Band, Folk-Jazz, Funk
Music Genre Jazz
Year(s) Active 1964–1987, 1966–1987
Music Style Fusion, Post-Bop, Progressive Jazz
Music Mood Passionate, Complex, Knotty, Playful, Freewheeling, Fiery, Intense, Enigmatic, Elaborate, Indulgent, Ambitious
Instrument Bass
Instrument (text) Bass guitar, Drums, Double Bass, Piano, Vocals, Mandocello, Steel Drums, Electric bass, Bass, percussion
Record Label Epic, Warner Bros., Columbia, ECM, CBS, Elektra
Associated Acts Weather Report, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Joni Mitchell, Trio of Doom, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Word of Mouth, Al Di Meola, Ian Hunter, Biréli Lagrène, Mike Stern, Flora Purim, Airto Moreira, Peter Erskine, Wayne Cochran and the C.C. Riders, Bob Moses, Don Alias, Michael Brecker, Othello Molineaux, Lenny White, Toots Thielemans, Jack DeJohnette, Alphonse Mouzon, Albert Mangelsdorff
Official Websites http://jacopastorius.com/

John Francis Anthony "Jaco" Pastorius III (; December 1, 1951 – September 21, 1987) was an American jazz bassist who was a member of
Weather Report from 1976 to 1981. He worked with Pat Metheny and Joni Mitchell, and recorded albums as a solo artist and band leader. His bass playing employed funk, lyrical solos, bass chords, and innovative harmonics. As of 2017, he is the only electric bassist of seven bassists inducted into the DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame, and has been lauded as one of the best electric bassists of all time.

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rasta775rasta775Jun 27, 2008

o jeah, he is even beter then slash.

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