As per our current Database, Jon Hendricks has been died on 22 November, 2017 at Manhattan, New York, USA.
When Jon Hendricks die, Jon Hendricks was 96 years old.
|Popular As||Jon Hendricks|
|Age||96 years old|
|Born||September 16, 1921 (Newark, Ohio, USA)|
|Town/City||Newark, Ohio, USA|
Jon Hendricks’s zodiac sign is Virgo. According to astrologers, Virgos are always paying attention to the smallest details and their deep sense of humanity makes them one of the most careful signs of the zodiac. Their methodical approach to life ensures that nothing is left to chance, and although they are often tender, their heart might be closed for the outer world. This is a sign often misunderstood, not because they lack the ability to express, but because they won’t accept their feelings as valid, true, or even relevant when opposed to reason. The symbolism behind the name speaks well of their nature, born with a feeling they are experiencing everything for the first time.
Jon Hendricks was born in the Year of the Rooster. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rooster are practical, resourceful, observant, analytical, straightforward, trusting, honest, perfectionists, neat and conservative. Compatible with Ox or Snake.
A Law student and part-time drummer in the early 1940s, Jon's life changed when Charlie Parker heard him scat and urged him to dedicate himself to singing. His career crystalized in the late 50s with the formation of vocal jazz trio Lambert, Hendricks and Ross.
Their first album, Sing a Song of Basie, was a masterpiece of Vocalese (the technique of taking an existing jazz piece or improvised solo and setting lyrics to it). The first group to combine vocalese lyrics with tight independent vocal harmonies, their 50s and 60s recordings have a style and groove still unmatched.
After the breakup of LH&R Jon went on with his solo act, wrote for Broadway and continued to lyricise and arrange tunes for himself and pop groups like the Manhattan Transfer (whose 1980s Vocalese album is lyricised by and dedicated to him).
Back on the singing scene since the early 80s with a vocal quartet, Jon Hendricks and Friends are still performing, and still hot. If Ella Fitzgerald is the Queen of scat, Jon Hendricks is King.