Jake Hanna
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Jake Hanna
Jake Hanna
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Hanna at the West Texas Jazz Party, Midland, Texas
Background information
Born(1931-04-04)April 4, 1931
Roxbury, Massachusetts, U.S.
DiedFebruary 12, 2010(2010-02-12) (aged 78)
Los Angeles, California
LabelsConcord Jazz
Merv Griffin Show, Supersax

Jake Hanna (April 4, 1931 - February 12, 2010) was an American jazz drummer.

Hanna first performed in his home town of Boston. He 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 Concord.[1] Hanna died on February 12, 2010 in Los Angeles, California of complications from blood disease.


  • Live at Concord (Concord Jazz, 1975)
  • The Hanna/Fontana Band Live at Concord (Concord Jazz, 1975)
  • Kansas City Express (Concord Jazz, 1976)
  • Jake Takes Manhattan (Concord Jazz, 1976)
  • Joint Is Jumpin' (Arbors, 1998)[2]

With Toshiko Akiyoshi

With Benny Carter

With Maynard Ferguson

With Woody Herman

With Warne Marsh

With Ed Bickert

With Marian McPartland

  • From This Moment On (Concord, 1978)
With George Wein


  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Jake Hanna | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "Jake Hanna | Album Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016.

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