Hank Jones (Piano)
Born: 31st July 1918, Vicksburg, Mississippi, U.S.
Died: 16th May 2010, The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Henry Jones Jr. best known as Hank Jones, was an American jazz pianist, bandleader, arranger, and composer. Critics and musicians described Jones as eloquent, lyrical, and impeccable. In 1989, The National Endowment for the Arts honored him with the NEA Jazz Masters Award. He was also honored in 2003 with the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) Jazz Living Legend Award. In 2008, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts.