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Jake Hanna

dr, 1931-2010 US, Boston
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. John Edwin Hanna

Jake Hanna (April 4, 1931 – February 12, 2010) was an American jazz drummer.Hanna first performed in his home town of Boston, and was the house drummer at Storyville for a number of years in the 1950s and 1960s. He played with Toshiko Akiyoshi (1957), Maynard Ferguson (1958), Marian McPartland (1959–61), and Woody Herman's Orchestra (1962–64). He appears with the Mort Lindsey Orchestra on Judy Garland’s multi Grammy award winning live album, Judy at Carnegie Hall (1961). He did extensive work as a studio musician both in and out of jazz, including a period as the drummer for the big band of the Merv Griffin Show (1964–75). He recorded several albums with Carl Fontana for Concord Jazz in the mid-1970s, and also played in Supersax. Later in his career he did much work as a sideman for Concor

  • Drums
  • Percussion
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
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September In The Rain on Jazz Moods: Sounds Of Autumn by Various Artists
Georgia On My Mind on Ray Brown: The Best Of the Concord Years by Ray Brown
Look For The Silver Lining on Jazz / Concord by Various Artists
Shadow Of Your Smile on Jazz / Concord by Various Artists
Good News Blues on Jazz / Concord by Various Artists
Honeysuckle Rose on Jazz / Concord by Various Artists
Happiness Is The Concord Jazz Festival on Jazz / Concord by Various Artists
Stuffy on Jazz / Concord by Various Artists
Love For Sale on Jazz / Concord by Various Artists
Bad News Blues on Jazz / Concord by Various Artists

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Title Artist Year Type
ArrivalHerb Ellis, Joe Pass, Ray Brown, Jake Hanna2003Compil.
Seven, Come ElevenHerb Ellis, Joe Pass, Jake Hanna & Ray Brown2002Album
Double PlayDave McKenna, Scott Hamilton, Jake Hanna2002Compil.
Jesper Thilo Meets Jake HannaJesper Thilo, Jake Hanna1998Album
Full Circle / Jazz/ConcordHoward Alden, Jimmy Bruno, Michael Moore, Alan Dawson / Herb Ellis, Joe Pass, Ray Brown, Jake Hanna1998Album
Solos & DuetsBarbara Sutton Curtis, Ralph Sutton, Reggie Johnson, Jake Hanna1994Album
Kansas City NightsJim Galloway's Wee Big Band With Special Guests Jake Hanna, Fraser MacPherson & Jay McShann1993Album
Swinging Into ProminenceThe Howard Alden All Star Quintet With Norris Turney, Jake Hanna, John Bunch And Michael Moore1988Album
Major LeagueScott Hamilton / Jake Hanna / Dave McKenna1986Album
The Fraser MacPherson Quintet - Jazz ProseFraser MacPherson, Ed Bickert, Jake Hanna, Dave McKenna, Steve Wallace1985Album
Tribute To Louis Armstrong / Tribute To Benny GoodmanPeanuts Hucko, Randy Sandke, Al Grey, John Bunch, Jack Lesberg, Lars Erstrand, Jake Hanna, Frits Landesbergen, Louise Tobin, Marty Napoleon1984Album
Seven StarsEiji Kitamura / Teddy Wilson / Cal Tjader / Ernestine Anderson / Eddie Duran / Bob Maize / Jake Hanna1983Album
Tour De ForceAl Cohn, Scott Hamilton, Buddy Tate, Cal Collins, Jake Hanna, Bob Maize, Dave McKenna1982Album
On StageTal Farlow, Hank Jones, Red Norvo, Ray Brown, Jake Hanna1981Album
No Bass HitScott Hamilton · Jake Hanna · Dave McKenna1979Album
Live At Concord '77Ross Tompkins, Joe Venuti, Ray Brown, Scott Hamilton, Jake Hanna1978Album
Soprano Summit In ConcertBob Wilber • Kenny Davern • Marty Grosz • Ray Brown • Jake Hanna1976Album
Jake Takes ManhattanJake Hanna, Carmen Leggio, John Bunch, Danny Stiles, Michael Moore1976Album
Hot TracksHerb Ellis-Ray Brown Sextet Featuring Harry Edison, Jake Hanna, Plas Johnson, Mike Melvoin1976Album
Jake Hanna's Kansas City ExpressJake Hanna1976Album
Live At ConcordThe Hanna-Fontana Band Featuring Jake Hanna And Carl Fontana1975Album
After You've GoneHerb Ellis, Ray Brown, Harry Edison, Jake Hanna, Plas Johnson, George Duke1975Album
Live At ConcordThe Hanna-Fontana Band Featuring Jake Hanna And Carl Fontana1975Album
Seven, Come Eleven (From Their Live Performance At The Concord Summer Festival)Herb Ellis & Joe Pass Also Featuring Jake Hanna & Ray Brown1974Album
Jazz/ConcordJoe Pass, Ray Brown, Jake Hanna, Herb Ellis1974Album
Taste Of DrumsMax Roach, Phil Kraus, Bobby Rosengarden, Osie Johnson, Larry Bunker, Johnny Pacheco, Alvin Stroller, Jake Hanna1964Compil.
Opus De Jazz Vol.2Johnny Rae, Bobby Jaspar, Steve Kuhn, Jake Hanna, John Neves1961Album
Newport Jazz Festival All StarsBuck Clayton / Vic Dickenson / Pee Wee Russell / Bud Freeman / George Wein / Champ Jones / Jake Hanna1960Album
Terry Gibbs, Sal Nestico, Nat Pierce, Jake Hanna, Turk Van Lake, Charlie AndrusTerry Gibbs, Sal Nestico, Nat Pierce, Jake Hanna, Turk Van Lake, Charlie AndrusAlbum
Marian McPartland Plays Music Of Leonard BernsteinMarian McPartland, Ben Tucker, Jake Hanna, Leonard BernsteinAlbum
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