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 Jon Hendricks

Jon Hendricks

Birth
Newark, Licking County, Ohio, USA
Death 22 Nov 2017 (aged 96)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 185401821 · View Source
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Jazz Volcalist. Born John Carl Hendricks, he is considered one of the originators of "vocalese", the practice that ddds lyrics to existing instrumental songs and replaces many instruments with vocals. He was also considered one of the best practitioners of "scat singing", which involves vocal jazz soloing. In the 1950s, he was a member of the jazz vocal trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, which featured Dave Lambert, Annie Ross and Hendricks as the vocalist. The trio was nominated for a Grammy in 1958 and 1960 for their albums 'Sing A Song of Basie' and 'The Hottest New Group in Jazz' respectively. In 1961, they took home a Grammy for their album 'High Flying'. Among albums Hendricks recorded as a solo artist were 'Evolution of the Blues Song' (1959), 'Fast Livin' Blues' (1962), 'Recorded in Person at the Trident' (1965), 'Jon Hendricks Live' (1970), 'Times of Love' (1972), 'September Songs' (1975), 'Cloudburst' (1982), 'Freddie Freeloader' (1990) and 'Boppin' at the Blue Note' (1994). Throughout his career, he was a music critic, wrote for the theater, and was a professor of jazz at the University of Toledo. Hendricks, who was awarded the federal National Endowment of Art’s Jazz Master fellowship in 1993, died of natural causes.

Bio by: Louis du Mort


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  • Originally Created by: Louis du Mort
  • Added: 22 Nov 2017
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