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.

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Concerts

Event Date Venue City Regionsort descending Country
100 Gold Fingers 05/20/1990 Kan'i Hoken Hall Tokyo Japan
100 Gold Fingers 05/31/1990 Mielparque Hall Tokyo Japan
100 Gold Fingers 06/05/1993 Mielparque Hall Tokyo Japan
Tommy Flanagan / Hank Jones 05/07/1983 Franziskaner Concert Hall Villingen Baden-Württemberg Germany
20th Annual Monterrey Jazz Festival 09/17/1977 Monterey County Fairgrounds Monterey California USA
Hank Jones Recording Session 08/05/1978 Fantasy Studios Berkeley California USA
Hank Jones Recording Session 08/06/1978 Fantasy Studios Berkeley California USA
Tommy Flanagan Recording Session 01/28/1978 Fantasy Studios Berkeley California USA
Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Big Band 12/17/1973 Jazz Showcase Chicago Illinois USA
Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Big Band 12/09/1973 Famous Ballroom Baltimore Maryland USA
Hank Jones 09/07/1978 Detroit Institute of Arts Detroit Michigan USA
Detroit Piano Summit 04/07/1991 Orchestra Hall Detroit Michigan USA
All-Star Jazz Quartet 08/20/1954 Rouge Lounge River Rouge Michigan USA
All-Star Jazz Quartet 08/17/1954 Rouge Lounge River Rouge Michigan USA
All-Star Jazz Quartet 08/19/1954 Rouge Lounge River Rouge Michigan USA
All-Star Jazz Quartet 08/18/1954 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
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 10/01/1949 Masonic Temple Detroit Michigan USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 09/29/1951 Downtown Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Jazz at the Philharmonic 10/04/1947 Masonic Temple Detroit Michigan USA
Montreux-Detroit Kool Jazz Festival 09/03/1984 Renaissance Plaza Hotel Detroit Michigan USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 10/18/1952 Broadway-Capitol Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Hank Jones 11/09/1986 Varner Recital Hall Rochester Michigan USA
Jazz at the Philharmonic 11/11/1947 Hill Auditorium Ann Arbor Michigan USA

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