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us: Jones, Hank, 1918-2010


  • [Hank Jones (1918-2010) was a jazz pianist.]
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    • us: Jones, Henry, 1918-2010
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1918-07-31
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2010-05-16
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Vicksburg (Miss.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Bronx (New York, N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) John Kirby Sextet
        • Organization: (naf) CBS Radio Chamber Orchestra
        • Organization: (naf) Jazz Orchestra
        • Organization: (naf) Great Jazz Trio
    • Gender

        male
    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Pianists
          (lcsh) Jazz musicians
      • Sources

        • found: New Grove dict. of jazz (Jones, Hank (Henry); b. July 31, 1918, Vicksburg, MS; pianist)
        • found: New York times WWW site, May 18, 2010 (in obituary published May 17: Hank Jones; b. Henry W. Jones, Jr., July 31, 1918, Vicksburg, Miss.; d. Sunday [May 16, 2010], the Bronx, aged 91; his self-effacing nature belied his stature as one of the most respected jazz pianists of the postwar era)
        • found: African American National Biography, accessed June 24, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Jones, Hank; jazz musician, pianist; born 31 July 1918 in Vicksburg, Mississippi, United States; worked with John Kirby Sextet, trumpeter Howard McGhee, tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins, and big bands of Andy Kirkand Billy Eckstine; toured with Norman Granz's Jazz at the Philharmonic; became Ella Fitzgerald's accompanist; recorded with Charlie Parker (1952); worked with Artie Shaw's final version of the Gramercy Five; played with Lester Young, Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman and Cannonball Adderley (1956-1958); staff of CBS, working with television orchestras (1959-1975); played piano behind Marilyn Monroe (1962); member of the Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra and toured with Benny Goodman and Stan Getz (1966); played piano in Broadway musical Ain'tMisbehavin'(1970's); led and recorded with the Great Jazz Trio (1976); recorded over sixty albums and thousands as a sideman; honored with National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award (1989); died 16 May 2010 in New York, New York, United States)
      • General Notes

        • [Hank Jones (1918-2010) was a jazz pianist.]
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        • 1981-07-29: new
        • 2015-12-18: revised
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