Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement
Ronald Shannon Jackson
Learn about sponsoring this memorial...
Birth: Jan. 12, 1940
Fort Worth
Tarrant County
Texas, USA
Death: Oct. 19, 2013
Fort Worth
Tarrant County
Texas, USA

Musician, Drummer. Regarded as a pioneer of avant-garde jazz, free funk, and jazz fusion. He performed over the years with Charles Mingus, Betty Carter, Jackie McLean and Joe Henderson. His name was most closely linked with free-jazz pioneers including the saxophonist Albert Ayler, the pianist Cecil Taylor and, foremost, the saxophonist Ornette Coleman. During his career he appeared on over 50 albums as a bandleader, sideman, arranger, and producer. He died at the age of 73 due to cardiovascular complications. 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Lucy & Chris
Record added: Oct 23, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 119169805
Ronald Shannon Jackson
Added by: Lucy & Chris
Ronald Shannon Jackson
Added by: Lucy & Chris
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

See Jet Magazine, Dec. 16, 2013, pg. 18.
- Props2u
 Added: Nov. 22, 2013
- Lucy & Chris
 Added: Oct. 23, 2013

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service