Jon Hendricks was born September 16, 1921 in Newark, Ohio. He was part of every jazz era thus far in history. All that jazz. The ‘Father of Vocalese’ and ‘Poet Laureate of Jazz’ and ‘James Joyce of Jive’.

Jon Hendricks was born September 16, 1921 in Newark, Ohio. He was part of every jazz era thus far in history.All that jazz.The ‘Father of Vocalese’ and ‘Poet Laureate of Jazz’ and ‘James Joyce of Jive’, Mr. Hendricks had made Toledo his permanent residence through most of his life — though Manhattan was his parlor, and was here he passed after 96 years of changing the way the world heard music. Published on Nov 10, 2012

Published on Dec 19, 2017

Jon Hendricks and his jazz ensemble performing “Gimme That Wine” live on Late Night, January 21, 1997.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfpOlHJ6nVk

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