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 Music Machine 03/22/1978 Educational Center For The Arts New Haven Connecticut USA
John Coltrane Recording Session 09/22/1965 Coast Recorders San Francisco California USA
Elvin Jones Quintet 07/06/1967 Pookies Pub NYC New York USA
Elvin Jones 01/14/1973 Village Vanguard NYC New York USA
Elvin Jones Quartet 08/17/1976 Baker's Keyboard Lounge Detroit Michigan USA
Elvin Jones 08/12/1969 Club La Boheme NYC New York USA
Elvin Jones Trio 06/04/1969 Village Vanguard NYC New York USA
Elvin Jones 03/19/1970 Slugs' NYC New York USA
Elvin Jones Quartet 11/26/1967 Pookies Pub NYC New York USA
Elvin Jones Jazz Machine 11/15/1991 Attic Theatre Detroit Michigan USA
The Elvin Jones Ensemble 05/23/1973 Twelfth Gate Atlanta Georgia USA
Gil Evans Recording Session 11/30/1960 Van Gelder Studio (EC) Englewood Cliffs New Jersey USA
Elvin Jones Quintet 01/14/1974 Jazz Workshop (MA) Boston Massachusetts USA
Elvin Jones Trio 01/04/1970 Slugs' NYC New York USA
Elvin Jones Quintet 03/19/1967 Five Spot Café (2) Greenwich Village New York USA
Elvin Jones 03/09/1974 Village Vanguard NYC New York USA
Grant Green Recording Session 06/12/1964 Van Gelder Studio (EC) Englewood Cliffs New Jersey USA
Elvin Jones Quartet 03/25/1977 Baker's Keyboard Lounge Detroit Michigan USA
Elvin Jones Recording Session 04/21/1992 Van Gelder Studio (EC) Englewood Cliffs New Jersey USA
Elvin Jones Quintet 08/19/1967 Pookies Pub NYC New York USA
Elvin Jones 08/19/1971 Village Vanguard NYC New York USA
Elvin Jones Quintet 01/05/1974 Village Vanguard NYC New York USA
Elvin Jones Quintet 10/08/1967 Pookies Pub NYC New York USA
Elvin Jones Quartet 02/04/1976 Keystone Korner San Francisco California USA
Elvin Jones Quartet 12/20/1967 Pookies Pub NYC New York USA

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