Jon Hendricks

Jon Hendricks
1921 - 2017

Jon Hendricks  American Jazz Musician

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Passed away on 22nd November, 2017 aged 96.

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Jon Hendricks was previously married to Judith Hendricks (1959).


Jon Hendricks is a 96 year old American Jazz Musician. Born on 16th September, 1921 in Newark, Ohio, USA, he is famous for Evolution of the Blues Song. His zodiac sign is Virgo.

Jon Hendricks is a member of the following lists: American male songwriters, Grammy Award-winning artists and University of Toledo faculty.


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First Name Jon
Last Name Hendricks
Age 96 (age at death) years
Birthday 16th September, 1921
Birthplace Newark, Ohio, USA
Died 22nd November, 2017
Build Slim
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
Occupation Text Jazz Musician
Occupation Jazz Musician
Claim to Fame Evolution of the Blues Song
Music Genre (Text) Jazz
Music Genre Vocal
Year(s) Active 1957–present
Music Style Jazz, Bop, Vocalese, Mainstream Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Soul Jazz, Post-Bop, Hard Bop, Jive, Lyricist
Music Mood Elegant, Sophisticated, Literate, Stylish, Exuberant, Amiable/Good-Natured, Refined/Mannered, Playful, Wry, Whimsical, Earnest, Earthy, Confident, Witty, Brash, Rousing, Passionate, Street-Smart, Freewheeling, Fun, Rambunctious
Instrument Vocals

Jon Hendricks (born September 16, 1921) is an American jazz lyricist and singer. He is considered one of the originators of vocalese, which adds lyrics to existing instrumental songs and replaces many instruments with vocalists (such as the big-band arrangements of Duke Ellington and Count Basie). Furthermore, he is considered one of the best practitioners of scat singing, which involves vocal jazz soloing. For his work as a lyricist, jazz critic and historian Leonard Feather called him the "Poet Laureate of Jazz", while Time dubbed him the "James Joyce of Jive". Al Jarreau has called him "pound-for-pound the best jazz singer on the planet—maybe that's ever been".

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Jon Hendricks96 VirgoJazz Musician
Judith Hendricks-


Foreign Student1994April's FatherMovie
White Men Can't Jump1992The Venice Beach BoysMovie
Jazz Is Our Religion1972Movie
NET Playhouse1964TV Show
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show1956Lambert, Hendricks & RossTV Show




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