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Today Monday January 20

Afternoon

Jazz

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Evening

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Farewell Jake Hanna

Sad to learn of the death of drummer Jake Hanna. Jake was one of the great allrounders. Whether booting the Herman Herd, handling the demands of a TV broadcast, or gently coaxing Marian McPartland Jake did it all professionally and swingingly. In her semi autobiographical book All In Good Time Marian devotes an entire chapter to Jake. She describes how, after sitting in on an Anita O'Day gig she was tremendously excited by the immediate rapport between Jake and herself and by the easy relaxed feeling he created. He subsequently worked with Marian's trio for the next two years. She says that, when he handed in his notice he gave her a Waring Blender!
Caught him at the 1985 North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland where he swung a Herman small group along.
I think he may have been with Woody on one of his earlier visits to the UK.
Jake died Feb 12 age 78.
RIP.
Lance.

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