Hank Jones refers to multiple artists. One was a legendary Jazz pianist, the other a hardcore/punk combo from Pennsylvania. 1. On the Jazz pianist: Henry "Hank" Jones (born July 31, 1918 - died May 16, 2010) was a jazz pianist born in Vicksburg, Mississippi who grew up in Pontiac, Michigan, where he studied piano at an early age and came under the influence of Earl Hines, Fats Waller, Teddy Wilson and Art Tatum. By the age of 13 Jones was performing locally in Michigan and Ohio.