1940 to 2010
December 27, 1916
July 4, 2007
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Johnny Frigo (December 27, 1916 - July 4, 2007) was an American jazz violinist and bassist. His son, Derek John Frigo, was the lead guitarist for the rock band Enuff Z'nuff. Derek Frigo died of a drug overdose on May 28, 2004. Johnny Frigo died at age 90 of complications from a fall. He had been battling cancer according to some reports of his death. Biography: Frigo was born in Chicago, Illinois, and studied violin for only three years beginning at age 7. In high school he started to play double bass in dance orchestras, and would continue his career as a bassist for several decades.