Photo by Ed Newman
|Birth name||Henry Jones|
July 31, 1918|
Vicksburg, Mississippi, United States
May 16, 2010 (aged 91)|
Manhattan, New York, United States
|Labels||Verve, Savoy, Epic, Capitol, Argo, Impulse, Concord, Chesky, Sony|
|Website||Hank Jones official site|
Henry "Hank" Jones (July 31, 1918 – May 16, 2010) was an American jazz pianist, bandleader, arranger, and composer. Jones recorded more than 60 albums under his own name, and countless others as a sideman. On May 19, 1962, he played piano as actress Marilyn Monroe sang her famous "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" song to then U.S. president John F. Kennedy. He was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi and raised in Pontiac, Michigan.
References[change | change source]
- Jazz Review: Hank Jones
- "Hank Jones: The Man Who Accompanied Marilyn", The Marilyn Monrow Collection Blog, February 4, 2009.
- Peter Keepnews, "Hank Jones, Versatile Jazz Pianist, Is Dead at 91", New York Times, May 17, 2010.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Hank Jones at Wikimedia Commons