Jaco Pastorius
Born: 1951

“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… Continue

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