Jo Jones’ Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Oct 7, 1911

Death Date

Sep 3, 1985

Age of Death

73 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Sep 3, 1985



The drummer Jo Jones died at the age of 73. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Known by the nickname Papa Jo Jones, he was a jazz drummer who collaborated with artists like Art Blakey and Sonny Stitt. He was a Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame inductee in 1974.

He was married to Vivien Greene until her death.