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Hank Jones

Hank JonesAKA Henry Jones

Born: 31-Jul-1918
Birthplace: Vicksburg, MS
Died: 16-May-2010
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Illness

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Jazz Musician

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Jazz Piano Luminary

Played piano when Marilyn Monroe sang her infamous Happy Birthday to President John F. Kennedy. From the 1950s until the mid 1970s, he was a staff pianist for CBS television, after which he became musical director for the Broadway hit, Ain't Misbehavin'.

Brother: Thad Jones (musician b. 1923, d. 1986)
Brother: Elvin Jones (musician b. 1927, d. 2004)
Wife: Theodosia (until his death)

    NEA Jazz Master 1989
    Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame

    Note by Note: The Making of Steinway L1037 (7-Nov-2007) · Himself
    A Great Day in Harlem (27-Sep-1994) · Himself

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