Hank Jones

Born: 
07/31/1918
City: 
Vicksburg
Region: 
Mississippi
Country: 
USA
Died: 
05/16/2010
Years Active: 
1944-2010
Genre(s): 
Instruments: 
Piano

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Henry Jones was an American jazz pianist, bandleader, arranger and composer. Critics and musicians described Jones as eloquent, lyrical and impeccable. Born in Vicksburg, Jones moved to Pontiac, Michigan, where his father, a Baptist deacon and lumber inspector, bought a three-story brick home. One of seven children, Jones was raised in a musical family. His mother Olivia Jones sang; his two older sisters studied piano; and his two younger brothers—Thad, a trumpeter, and Elvin, a drummer—also became prominent jazz musicians.

Discography

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Concerts

Event Datesort descending Venue City Region Country
Jazz at the Philharmonic 10/04/1947 Masonic Temple Detroit Michigan USA
Jazz at the Philharmonic 11/11/1947 Hill Auditorium Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 02/26/1949 Masonic Temple Detroit Michigan USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 10/01/1949 Masonic Temple Detroit Michigan USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 09/29/1951 Downtown Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 10/18/1952 Broadway-Capitol Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Thad Jones Recording Session 08/11/1954 Van Gelder Studio (H) Hackensack New Jersey USA
All-Star Jazz Quartet 08/17/1954 Rouge Lounge River Rouge Michigan USA
All-Star Jazz Quartet 08/18/1954 Rouge Lounge River Rouge Michigan USA
All-Star Jazz Quartet 08/19/1954 Rouge Lounge River Rouge Michigan USA
All-Star Jazz Quartet 08/20/1954 Rouge Lounge River Rouge Michigan USA
All-Star Jazz Quartet 08/21/1954 Rouge Lounge River Rouge Michigan USA
All-Star Jazz Quartet 08/22/1954 Rouge Lounge River Rouge Michigan USA
Donald Byrd Recording Session 09/29/1955 Van Gelder Studio (H) Hackensack New Jersey USA
Hank Jones Recording Session 11/01/1955 Van Gelder Studio (H) Hackensack New Jersey USA
Hank Jones Recording Session 11/03/1955 Van Gelder Studio (H) Hackensack New Jersey USA
Donald Byrd Recording Session 11/03/1955 Van Gelder Studio (H) Hackensack New Jersey USA
Hank Jones Recording Session 11/29/1955 Van Gelder Studio (H) Hackensack New Jersey USA
Sonny Stitt Recording Session 12/15/1955 Capitol Studios (NYC) NYC New York USA
Sonny Stitt Recording Session 12/16/1955 Capitol Studios (NYC) NYC New York USA
Hank Jones Recording Session 12/20/1955 Van Gelder Studio (H) Hackensack New Jersey USA
Coleman Hawkins w/ The Billy Byers Orchestra 01/17/1956 Webster Hall NYC New York USA
Coleman Hawkins w/ The Billy Byers Orchestra 01/18/1956 Webster Hall NYC New York USA
Coleman Hawkins w/ The Billy Byers Orchestra 01/20/1956 Webster Hall NYC New York USA
Cohn-Sims Recording Session 01/23/1956 Webster Hall NYC New York USA

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