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Sharon Jones
Sharon Jones performing at Pori Jazz in 2010
Jones performing at Pori Jazz in 2010
Background information
Birth name Sharon Lafaye Jones
Also known as Lafaye Jones
Born May 4, 1956(1956-05-04)
Augusta, Georgia, U.S.
Origin New York City, U.S.
Died November 18, 2016(2016-11-18) (aged 60)
Cooperstown, New York, U.S.
Occupations Musician
Instruments Vocalist
Years active 1996–2016
Labels Daptone Records
Associated acts Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

Sharon Lafaye Jones (May 4, 1956 – November 18, 2016) was an American soul and funk singer. She was the lead singer of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, a soul and funk band based in Brooklyn, New York.[1]

Jones died on November 18, 2016 in Cooperstown, New York of complications from pancreatic cancer, aged 60.[2][3]