Jon Hendricks

JON HENDRICKS a rare artist, an American original and one of the founders of: Lambert Hendricks & Ross the number one jazz vocal group in the world for five consecutive years.  A native of Newark, Ohio, Hendricks has been called “The Poet Laureate of Jazz.” His lyrics have been sung by virtually every Jazz or Pop singer of consequence over the past six decades – the list includes Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Louis Jordan, Mel Torme, Sarah Vaughan, Van Morrison, Manhattan Transfer, Dusty Springfield, Betty Carter, Barry Manilow and many more.  Hendricks’ songwriting goes hand in hand with his pioneering the art form known as “vocalese” (the art of setting lyrics to recorded jazz instrumental standards, then arranging voices to sing the parts of the instruments).  The greatest performing practitioners of “vocalese” were Lambert, Hendricks & Ross. Jon’s solo career has seen him tour around the world and record numerous albums. He has, since 2000, served as Distinguished Professor of Jazz Studies at the University of Toledo, and has organized and toured with a new 15-member vocal ensemble called Vocalstra. Hendricks has now launched a successor to his world famous group, Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, called LH&R Redux, pronounced “Redo,” from the French, “reducere,” to “bring back,” which is exactly what Hendricks is doing; touring Europe, South America and the USA playing to sold out houses. A brilliant success!

 

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