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Joe Pass

Birthday, Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & Facts

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Joe Pass’s Birthday Highlights

Birth Name

Joe Pass

Place Of Birth

New Brunswick, USA

Age

93 years old

Birth Date

January 12, 1929

Star Sign

Joe Pass Facts

Child Star?

Yes

Occupation

Jazz musician

Net Worth

$1.5 million

Current Partner

Ellen Lüders

Parents

Mariano Passalequa

Nationality

American

Chinese Year

Year of the Snake

About Joe Pass 

Joe Pass or Joseph Anthony Jacobi Passalaqua was born on January 13, 1929, in New Brunswick in New Jersey, United States.
Joe Pass was a celebrity jazz guitarist known for his albums like 'The Trio' in 1973, 'For Django' in 1964, 'Take Love Easy' in 1973, 'Sounds Of Synanon' in 1962, and 'Fitzgerald And Pass... Again' in 1976. The most known songs from Joe Pass are 'Songs For Ellen', 'All the Things You Are', and 'Shadow of Your Smile'.
Joe Pass was married to Ellen Luders, and on May 23, 1994, he died at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. After performing with George Shearing in 1965, Joe Pass worked in Los Angeles as a studio musician. Joe Pass's father pushed him for greatness and bought him his first guitar. At just the age of 14, Joe Pass was working as a musician with Charlie Barnet.
Joe was influenced heavily by Django Reinhardt, and he worked a lot with Ella Fitzgerald for six albums. He also worked with Oscar Peterson.

Joe Pass Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Joe Pass’s net worth?

The net worth of Joe Pass is estimated to be around $1.5 million. His high net worth is due to his various super hit albums and songs.

How much did Joe Pass earn per year?

The annual income of Joe Pass is not known. Judging by his net worth, he earned quite a lot from his early life.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Joe Pass?

The height of Joe Pass is not known.

How old was Joe Pass?

Joe Pass was born on January 13, 1929, and died on May 23, 1994. He died at the age of 65.

Childhood And Education

Joe Pass was born in New Brunswick in New Jersey. Mariano Passalequa was his father and worked as a steel worker in New Brunswick. He was playing as a professional musician since the age of 14. He played with Charlie Barnet and Tony Pastor. He moved with small jazz groups and shifted from Pennsylvania to New York. For a year, Joe moved to New Orleans and played bebop at various clubs.

Not much is known about his school or his family.

Family, Romance And Relationships


Who was Joe Pass’s partner?

Joe Pass was married to Ellen Luders. They stayed married until 1994. Not much is known about his children.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Joe Pass made a lot of albums like 'Catch Me!', '12-String Guitar', 'For Django', and 'Simplicity' for Pacific Jazz Records in the ’60s. He played with Bud Shank, Gerald Wilson, and Les McCann during those times. In 1965, he played with George Shearing. In 1973, the professional musician signed with Pablo Records. 'Virtuoso', his solo album, was released in 1974. 'The Trio' was released along with other artists, and it won the Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Performance by a group.
Joe Pass recorded with Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Carter, Herb Ellis, and others.
He played with George Shearing and also worked in Los Angeles as a session musician.
Joe Pass died at the age of 65.

Charity Work

This information is unavailable.

What awards did Joe Pass win?

This is not known.

Joe Pass’s Hobbies And Interests

  • His hobbies and interests are not known.
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