Elvin Jones

Born: 
09/09/1927
City: 
Pontiac
Region: 
Michigan
Country: 
USA
Died: 
05/18/2004
Years Active: 
1949-2004
Instruments: 
Drums

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Elvin Ray Jones was an American jazz drummer of the post-bop era. After serving in the US Army from 1946 to 1949, Jones joined a Detroit houseband led by Billy Mitchell. He moved to New York in 1955 and worked as a sideman for Charles Mingus, Teddy Charles, Bud Powell and Miles Davis. From 1960 to 1966 he was a member of the John Coltrane Quartet. Elvin is the brother of Hank and Thad Jones.

Discography

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Concerts

Event Date Venue City Region Countrysort descending
Elvin Jones-McCoy Tyner Quartet 07/17/1982 JazzFest Wiesen Wiesen Austria
John Coltrane Quartet 11/28/1962 Stefaniensaal Graz Styria Austria
John Coltrane Quartet 08/01/1965 Comblain-la-Tour Jazz Festival Comblain-la-Tour Liège Belgium
Elvin Jones 04/14/1984 Rising Sun Montréal Quebec Canada
Elvin Jones Quintet 02/05/1980 Rising Sun Montréal Quebec Canada
Elvin Jones Quintet 02/06/1980 Rising Sun Montréal Quebec Canada
Elvin Jones Quintet 02/07/1980 Rising Sun Montréal Quebec Canada
Elvin Jones Quintet 02/08/1980 Rising Sun Montréal Quebec Canada
Elvin Jones Quintet 02/09/1980 Rising Sun Montréal Quebec Canada
Elvin Jones Quartet 01/02/1972 Le Hibou Ottawa Ontario Canada
Elvin Jones Quintet 02/10/1980 Rising Sun Montréal Quebec Canada
Elvin Jones Quartet 12/29/1971 Le Hibou Ottawa Ontario Canada
Elvin Jones Quartet 12/28/1971 Le Hibou Ottawa Ontario Canada
Elvin Jones Quartet 01/01/1972 Le Hibou Ottawa Ontario Canada
Elvin Jones 04/12/1984 Rising Sun Montréal Quebec Canada
Elvin Jones Quartet 12/30/1971 Le Hibou Ottawa Ontario Canada
Elvin Jones 04/13/1984 Rising Sun Montréal Quebec Canada
Elvin Jones Quartet 12/31/1971 Le Hibou Ottawa Ontario Canada
John Coltrane Quintet 11/20/1961 Falkonercentret Frederiksberg Denmark
John Coltrane Quartet 10/25/1963 Tivolis Koncertsal Copenhagen Denmark
John Coltrane Quartet 11/22/1962 Falkonercentret Frederiksberg Denmark
Elvin Jones / Tommy Whittle Quartet 06/06/1975 Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club (2) London Soho England
Elvin Jones / Tommy Whittle Quartet 06/07/1975 Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club (2) London Soho England
Elvin Jones / Tommy Whittle Quartet 06/03/1975 Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club (2) London Soho England
Elvin Jones / Tommy Whittle Quartet 06/04/1975 Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club (2) London Soho England

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