Long-Time Influential Jazz Singer Dies in New York City

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November 22, 2017Nov 22, 2017

The Jazz industry is in mourning as news broke about long-time influential jazz singer Jon Hendricks’s death on Wednesday evening. He reportedly died in a New York City hospital on November 22nd at 96 years old.

Hendricks was well-known for his involvement with the famous 1950s jazz trio, “Lambert, Hendricks & Ross” with artists Dave Lambert and Annie Ross.

During his 96 years, he had a very successful music career.

According to Billboard, he received several Grammy awards. Aside from musical awards, he also had the joy of performing with his wife and children later in his career.

The New York Times also stated he was best-known for “adding words to the improvisations of others,” a practice known as “vocalese.” Although he did not create the practice, many would say he was the one who perfected it.

Fans and others in the music industry took to social media to express their love for Hendricks. His musical talents were appreciated by many.

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