To hear Hank Jones is to understand why he is one of the rare individuals that the National Endowment for the Arts inducted as a "Jazz Master." In over seventy years as a jazz pianist and composer, his playing style has embodied the essence of mainstream jazz making him one of the most sought after and recorded pianists throughout jazz history. As one of the few surviving jazz greats photographed in "A Great Day in Harlem," he has also participated in other historical events such as accompanying Marilyn Monroe when she sang "Happy Birthday Mr. President" to President John F. Kennedy. Along with being nominated for Grammy awards for "Bop Redux," "Love for sale" and "I Remember You," Hank Jones has been recognized by many prestigious organizations such as The International Jazz Hall of Fame, Jazz Journalist Award, Congressional Achievement Award, Highlights in Jazz award, and more. The eldest surviving member of a prolific Jazz musician family, which included the late drummer Elvin Jones and trumpeter/composer Thad Jones, Hank returns to Birdland with his trio + special guests to mark his 91st birthday.
Visit the Hank Jones 91st Birthday Celebration website: