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Jon Hendricks Dead - Legendary Jazz Singer Dies at 96

Jon Hendricks Dead - Legendary Jazz Singer Dies at 96

Jon Hendricks has sadly passed away at the age of 96.

The jazz singer and songwriter – best known for his work with 1950s vocal trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross – died on Wednesday (November 22) at a hospital in Manhattan, his daughter Aria told the New York Times.

Jon was known for utilizing a technique called vocalese, adding lyrics to well-known jazz instrumentals.

After the trio split in 1962, Jon continued to work as a lyricist and collaborated on a song with the rock band The Warlocks, who later renamed themselves the Grateful Dead.

Jon also taught jazz at the University of Toledo and worked as a music critic.

We send our thoughts and condolences to all of Jon‘s loved ones during this difficult time.

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  • Queenie01

    To be honest I don’t look at it as “sadly passing away” when they reach an age over 90, yes it is sad for family but they should be celebrating the long life he lived, when a human makes it to 90 years old I truly find it so amazing and special and not something to feel sad over, if it were my family member I’d be proud of them for making it that long.