Related Artists

Weather Report

Stanley Clarke

Victor Wooten


Frank Zappa

Miles Davis


John Scofield

Wayne Shorter

Art Blakey

Jaco Pastorius

Home > Music > P > Pastorius, Jaco

Birth Name: John Francis Anthony Pastorius III
Born: 1951/12/01
Birth Place: Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1987/09/21
Years Active: 1964–1987
Genres: Jazz Fusion, Funk, Jazz Rock

John Francis Anthony "Jaco" Pastorius III (December 1, 1951 – September 21, 1987) was an American jazz musician and composer widely acknowledged for his skills as an electric bass player. His playing style was noteworthy for containing intricate solos in the higher register. His innovations also included the use of harmonics and the "singing" quality of his melodies on fretless bass. Pastorius suffered from mental illness and substance abuse, and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1982. He died in 1987 at age 35 following a violent altercation at a Fort Lauderdale drinking establishment. Jaco was inducted into the ''Down Beat'' Jazz Hall of Fame in 1988, one of only four bassists to b... Continue Bio >>

Listen to Jaco Pastorius
and similar artists - Play Now
All Albums >>

Latest Tracks:
On: Invitation (Live)
$0.99 Buy Song
On: Invitation (Live)
$0.99 Buy Song
Soul Intro/The Chicken
On: Invitation (Live)
$0.99 Buy Song
On: Invitation (Live)
$0.99 Buy Song
Liberty City
On: Invitation (Live)
$0.99 Buy Song

More Tracks >>