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Jaco Pastorius

Primary Instrument: Bass, electric

Born: December 1, 1951 | Died: September 21, 1987    

Jaco Pastorius

”Jaco” was born John Francis Pastorius III, the first of three sons born to John Francis Pastorius II and Stephanie Katherine Haapala Pastorius. He had Finnish, German, Swedish, and Irish ancestry. Although “Jaco” was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania, the family subsequently moved to Fort Lauderdale. Jaco went to elementary and middle school at St. Clement's Catholic School in Wilton Manors, and he was an altar boy at the adjoining church. He went to high school at Northeast High in Oakland Park. He was a talented athlete with skills in football, basketball, and baseball, and he picked up music at an early age. He took the name “Anthony” at his confirmation.

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  • Jaco Pastorius: Modern American Music…Period! The Criteria Sessions

    Omnivore Recordings
    2014
  • Modern American Music...Period! The Criteria Sessions

    Sound Hills Records
    2014
  • Live In New York City, 16 June 1974

    Sound Hills Records
    2011
  • Live In Cannes, France - 19th December 1984

    Sound Hills Records
    2011
  • Jaco Pastorius: The 60th Anniversary Collection

    Warner Music Japan
    2011
  • Jaco Pastorius: Portrait of Jaco - The Early Years 1968-1978


    2009
  • Ultimate Jaco Pastorius

    Sound Hills Records
    2007
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