Hank Jones
Hank Jones

About The Artist

Born in 1918 in Vicksburg , Mississippi , Hank Jones grew up in Pontiac , Michigan . Although his father thought playing Jazz at the time was 'evil' Hank start playing in local bands in Michigan , Ohio and Buffalo before moving to New York City in 1943. His first job was with Hot Lips Page at the Onyx Club on 52 nd Street where in1945 he joined Billy Eckstine's big band. The following year he joined Colman Hawkins and from 1947 to 1951 he toured the world with the Jazz at the Philharmonic (JATP)... Read More

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