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Age35 (age at death)
Birthday 5 December, 1951
Birthplace Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died 21 September, 1987
Place of Death Fort Lauderdale, FL
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown - Light
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Nationality American
Occupation Bassist
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John Francis Anthony "Jaco" Pastorius III (December 1, 1951 – September 21, 1987) was an American jazz bassist who was a member of Weather Report from 1976 to 1981. He worked with Pat Metheny and Joni Mitchell, and recorded albums as a solo artist and band leader. His bass playing employed funk, lyrical solos, bass chords, and innovative harmonics. As of 2017, he is the only electric bassist of seven bassists inducted into the DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame, and has been lauded as one of the best electric bassists of all time.

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