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 Ronald Shannon Jackson

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Ronald Shannon Jackson

  • Birth 12 Jan 1940 Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
  • Death 19 Oct 2013 Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 119169805

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.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Lucy & Chris
  • Added: 23 Oct 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 119169805
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ronald Shannon Jackson (12 Jan 1940–19 Oct 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 119169805, ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) Unknown.