Henry “Hank” Jones, a jazz pianist who over seven decades played with Benny Goodman and Charlie Parker , accompanied singer Ella Fitzgerald and more recently teamed with saxophonist Joe Lovano , has died. He was 91.
Stephen Schwarzman, co-founder of Blackstone Group LP, sold stationery as a Yale undergraduate, making enough money to buy a stereo, on which he played the Four Tops and the Beatles, he recalled the other night at a reception for the Oxford-Pershing Square Graduate Scholarships.
Lena Horne , the jazz singer who broke color barriers in Hollywood and fought for civil rights during a seven-decade career that took her from the Cotton Club in Harlem to Hollywood and the Broadway stage, has died. She was 92.