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Jake Hanna (4.4.31 – 2.12.10)

Jake Hanna
Jake Hanna
Jake Hanna

Jake Hanna, the great jazz drummer who died on February 12 at the age of 78, was what you would call a certifiable “character.”

With his heavy, New England accent, wild sense of humor and propensity to party, Hanna was nonetheless a serious student of the drums, quite the contributor to jazz, and a born teacher who was happy to dispense advice to drummers one and all. Whether they wanted it or not.

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