A RARE ARTIST
AN AMERICAN ORIGINAL
Founder and Creator of LAMBERT, HENDRICKS AND ROSS
"The greatest Jazz vocal group ever to perform on the Planet Earth"
FATHER OF VOCALESE
The new and now widely extant cultural art form created by Jon Hendricks
for Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, which made them the NUMBER ONE JAZZ
VOCAL GROUP IN THE WORLD for five consecutive years.
Creator of the Manhattan Transfer's most successful album,
"VOCALESE", which went gold in Japan and WON SEVEN
GRAMMYS, including one for JON HENDRICKS AS BEST SINGER, as
well as one for guest Artist BOBBY McFERRIN.
DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR OF JAZZ STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO.
DOCTOR OF THE PERFORMING ARTS.
"NUMBER ONE JAZZ SINGER IN THE WORLD" Melody Maker
"THE POET LAUREATE OF JAZZ" Leonard Feather
"THE JAMES JOYCE OF JIVE" Time Magazine
"THE GREATEST LYRICIST IN THE WORLD" Carmen McRae
"SUPERB!" Peter O'Toole
"THE ONLY ONE I WANT TO LYRICIZE MY MUSIC" Thelonious Monk
Personally chosen by DUKE ELLINGTON as featured Vocalist in the
World Premiere performance of Ellington's first Sacred Concert
Winner of the EMMY, IRIS AND PEABODY AWARDS for his CBS
Television Documentary "SOMEWHERE TO LAY MY WEARY HEAD", in which he
also starred and narrated
Member of THE KENNEDY CENTER HONORS COMMITTEE which chooses the
five artists to be honored each year
FRENCH LEGION OF HONOR AWARDEE