Video compiled by Miles Morimoto for the Hank Jones Memorial service on June 26th, 2010 at the Abyssinian Baptist Church, Harlem, NY.

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Hank Jones, pianist and jazz legend, beloved husband of Theodosia, dear uncle to his nieces and nephews across the country, friend to music, inspiration to countless
musicians, died May 16, 2010 in New York City, after a brief illness. He was 91 years old, and would have been 92 on July 31st.

Today we celebrate his spirit, his gift, his joy, his wisdom and his friendship. Hank lived and breathed music, and was never far from a keyboard, even at the end. His incredible burst of productivity - concerts, recordings, fundraisers, clinics - these last few years was unprecedented and truly remarkable. He had gigs planned through next year and in fact was due to play Birdland in NYC next week.

Hank, you were truly loved and cherished. We will miss you dearly.


JP



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Personal Management & Booking
for Hank Jones

884 rue de La Gauchetiere Est
Montreal, Quebec
H2L 2N2
Canada

tel: (+001) 514.247.0706


NY TImes - May 17th, 2010 -Hank Jones, Versatile Jazz Pianist, Dies at 91

NPR- Remembering Hank Jones, 'The Dean Of Jazz Pianists'

 

Hank Jones awarded the 2008 National Metal of Arts award

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President and Mrs. Bush Attend Presentation of the 2008 National Medals of Arts and National Humanities Medals
 

Look for Hank's new CD with Oliver Jones to be released in Spring 2009 with Justin Time Records.

Welcome to the official website of legendary Jazz pianist, Hank Jones. Hopefully, this site will give you insight into one of the last living giants of Jazz.

Booking inquiries are also accepted through this site and Hank will attempt to respond to email messages sent through the email form.

This site will be updated over time to add requested items such as autographed photos, CDs, videos, music transcriptions, etc.

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Hank on the June 2005 cover of Downbeat Magazine

Listen to Hank on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross

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