Henry "Hank" Jones (born July 31, 1918) is an American jazz pianist, bandleader, and composer. Critics and musicians have described Jones as eloquent, lyrical, and impeccable.
In 1989, The National Endowment for the Arts honored Hank Jones with its highest honor in jazz, 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. On April 13th, 2009, the University of Hartford presented Hank Jones with a Doctorate Degree for his musical accomplishments.
Hank Jones has recorded over sixty albums under his own name, and countless others as a guest.