Jon Hendricks

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John Carl Hendricks, 16 September 1921, Newark, Ohio, USA. Although he studied law, Hendricks was drawn to jazz and worked as a drummer and singer while still at college. An engagement with Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker prompted a move into full-time music. Hendricks wrote lyrics to solos created by jazzmen, a form of singing which has never been overcrowded with skilled practitioners. Collaborations with Dave Lambert and Annie Ross led to the formation of the vocal group Lambert, Hendricks... Read more

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jazz
jazz vocal
vocal jazz
bossa nova
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