Hank Marr-African American b-3 Organist and Educator!

I was looking up AFrican  American jazz hall of fame.
 
I come across a Black man named Hank Marr.
 
He is known for being  a B-3 Organist and educator.
 
He was born January 30,1927. One of his memories
 
involved him sneaking off to the neighbors’ house
 
and playing the piano. He picked up on playing
 
chords from listening to music on the radio.
 
         His stepmother had a hard time finding
 
out where he was. She even asked his dad to
 
buy a piano.
 
               Hank often played with his friend ROnnie
 
Kirk in a garage. He got out of the service and later
 
played professional music in a band called Charlie
 
BRantley and the honey Dippers.
 
                Before that he did not have the knowledge
 
of classical music or technical aspects of music.
 
Hank started performing with Sammy Hopkins
 
Trio and joined RUsty Bryant’s band.
    
             Mr. Hank Marr went from playing the keyboard
 
to the Hammond organ.
 
                 Hank’s career got bigger through the
 
60s and 70s. He got work as a tv star George
 
Kirby’s musical director and played coast
 
to coast making many tv appearances.
 
One step beyond being a great musician,
 
he has even taught others the craft.
 
For 12 years, Hank taught at Ohio State
 
University and is now an associate professor
 
in the Jazz Studies program.
 
              August 12, 1990 Hank was honored
 
by the city of Columbus with a day named
 
after him. Hank received the Continuing Legacy
 
Award at the first Columbus Music Awards
 
Ceremony.
 
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