Hank Jones was a prolific jazz pianist whose accessible playing style was adaptable to many genres. A 2009 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, his career spanned more than 70 years and his dynamic resume includes recording, performing, and composing with such greats as Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker, and Benny Goodman, among others. The world has lost a true jazz icon, and his legacy leaves an indelible mark on the genre to which he contributed so much. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family, friends, and fans who will forever appreciate his genius and skill.
The Recording Academy