Singer Jon Hendricks has reportedly died!
New York Daily News reported: Jon Hendricks, a jazz singer with the trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross who helped bring vocalese into the mainstream, died Wednesday in New York. He was 96.
Hendricks, whose death was confirmed by his daughter to the New York Times, was a pioneering figure in the jazz world whose good humor, scat-singing skills and erudite, story-like lyrics made him a popular figure on stage.
He's best known for mastering the art of vocalese, which is a process of adding lyrics to instrumental jazz tunes that expand upon the titles and create entire new stories.
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