Jazz Musician of the Day: Hank Jones

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Hank Jones
All About Jazz is celebrating Hank Jones' birthday today!

The oldest of the three Jones brothers (Hank, Thad and Elvin), Henry “Hank" Jones (born July 31, 1918) was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi and grew up in Pontiac, Michigan, where he studied piano at an early age and came under the influence of Earl Hines, Fats Waller, Teddy Wilson and Art Tatum. By the age of 13 Jones was performing locally in Michigan and Ohio...The oldest of the three Jones brothers (Hank, Thad and Elvin), Henry “Hank" Jones (born July 31, 1918) was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi and grew up in Pontiac, Michigan, where he studied piano at an early age and came under the influence of Earl Hines, Fats Waller, Teddy Wilson and Art Tatum. By the age of 13 Jones was performing locally in Michigan and Ohio... more

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