Welcome to the Jake Hanna blog, dedicated to the remarkable jazz drummer who was as well known for his witty remarks as he was for his unique drumming style.
I am Jake's niece and have set up this blog to focus on the book I am writing, called Jake Hanna: The Rhythm and Wit of a Swinging Jazz Drummer.
For the last year I've been collecting stories, tributes, and great memories of Jake that will be incorporated. I'll be providing periodic updates on the progress of the book, which I hope to have published ... soon.
If you would like to send in a story but haven't yet, please get in touch with me through the blog and I'll be happy to include your contribution.
I'll try to provide periodic updates here to let you know how the work is progressing.
I've met some great people through this project, and they've shared wonderful, heartfelt and hilarious stories about Jake.
Thank you, and as Jake would say, keep swingin.'