In the month in which he turns 91, pianist Hank Jones is performingat the North Sea Jazz Festival with his trio. The man fromMississippi grew up with his equally famous brothers: drummer ElvinJones and band leader Thad Jones. The now frail pianist was knownin the 40s as Ella Fitzgerald's accompanist and he also madehistoric records on the label of Norman Granz with saxophonistCharlie Parker. In the years that followed, he worked with, amongothers, Artie Shaw, Lester Young and Benny Goodman. In the 60s,Jones played in the orchestra of Mel Lewis that was led by hisbrother Thad Jones. Despite his age he is still exceptionallyactive. Jones performed in a series of shows with singer RobertaGambarini and in 2006 he recorded the album West of 5th withbassist Christian McBride and drummer Jimmy Cobb. On his latestalbum Our Delight he collaborated with tenor saxophonist JamesMoody. Jones is performing at the festival with drummer WillieJones III and bassist George Mraz.