Joe Pass

Birth Name:
Joseph Anthony Jacobi Passalaqua
Birth Date:
January 13, 1929
Birth Place:
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Death Date:
May 23, 1994
Place of Death:
USC-Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, California
Cause of Death:
Liver cancer
Cemetery Name:
Resurrection Burial Park
Claim to Fame:
In the last fifty years, few have come to epitomize the image of the jazz guitarist as completely as Joe Pass. As a soloist, Pass redefined the instrument, weaving spontaneous chordal sequences, walking bass lines and single notes into colorful musical textures. After a 15 year period lost to drug abuse, prison and rehab Joe worked with worked often with pianist Oscar Peterson and vocalist Ella Fitzgerald and recorded or played live with Benny Carter, Milt Jackson, Herb Ellis, Zoot Sims, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie and Count Basie.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Resurrection Burial Park

899 E Lincoln Avenue

Piscataway, New Jersey, 08854


North America

Grave Location Description

As you enter the main gate to the cemetery turn left on St. Patrick, then turn right on St. Paul. With Section 8 on your left, drive 500 feet to the two private crypts directly behind the large mausoleum complex. Park on the right at the elaborate Rosamilia monument and the second monument off the road rests the guitar giant.

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40.53614005703687, -74.46739754501756

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