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    Elvin Jones

    Elvin Ray Jones was born September 9, 1927 in Pontiac, Michigan. Died on May 18, 2004 from heart failure.Called by Life magazine "the world's greatest rhythmic drummer". He had two musician brothers: Hank Jones, a jazz pianist, and Thad Jones, a trumpet and flugelhorn player. Jones entered the Detroit jazz scene in the late 1940s after touring as a stagehand with the Army Special Services show ...more

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