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9th September 1927

Elvin Jones

American musician

Elvin Ray Jones was an American jazz drummer of the post-bop era. He showed an interest in drums at a young age, watching the circus bands march by his family's home in Pontiac, Michigan. He served in the United States Army from 1946 to 1949 and subsequently played in a Detroit house band led by Billy Mitchell. He moved to New York City in 1955 and worked as a sideman for Charles Mingus, Teddy Charles, Bud Powell and Miles Davis.

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  • Lived from
    1927 - 2004 (Died age 76)
  • Birthday:
    9th September 1927
  • Gender:
    Male
  • Star Sign:
    Virgo
  • Place of Birth:
    Pontiac, Michigan
  • Country:
    United States of America

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