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A Law student and part-time drummer in the early 1940s, Jon's life changed when Charlie Parker heard him scat and urged him to dedicate himself to singing. His career crystalized in the late 50s with the formation of vocal jazz trio Lambert, Hendricks and Ross. Their first album, Sing a Song of Basie, was a masterpiece of Vocalese (the technique ... See full bio »
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 2013 The Wolf of Wall Street (writer: "Cloudburst")
 2012 Timeshift (TV Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The British Army of the Rhine (2012) ... (lyrics: "Yeh, Yeh" - uncredited)
 2010 Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.16 (2010) ... (writer: "Yeh Yeh")
 2009 Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel (Documentary) (writer: "Moanin'")
 2008 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.11 (2008) ... (writer: "Yeh Yeh" - uncredited)
 2008/I Deception (writer: "Yeh Yeh" - as John Hendricks)
 2008 Humboldt County (writer: "I Want You To Be My Baby")
 2002 People I Know (performer: "Bye Bye Blackbird" (1926), "Nothing To Me") / (writer: "Nothing To Me")
 2000 Men of Honor (writer: "I Want You to Be My Baby")
 1997 The Man Who Knew Too Little (writer: "Yeh Yeh")
 1993 Short Cuts (writer: "Blue" (1961))
 1987 Good Morning, Vietnam (writer: "Yeah Yeah")
 1985 EastEnders (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.71 (1985) ... (writer: "Yeh Yeh" - uncredited)
 1977 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Kaye Ballard (1977) ... (lyrics: "One Note Samba")
 1972 M. A. Numminen tunnelmassa (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "Neljimmäinen veljeksistä (Four Brothers)")
  Shindig! (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 1965) (writer - 1 episode, 1965)
- Episode #2.30 (1965) ... (lyrics: "Yeh Yeh")
- Episode #1.51 (1965) ... (writer: "Watermelon Man")
- Episode #1.38 (1965) ... (lyrics: "Yeh Yeh")
 1965 Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.26 (1965) ... (writer: "Yeh, Yeh")
- Episode #1.18 (1965) ... (writer: "Yeh, Yeh")
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Prolific jazz lyricist, singer and arranger

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"Speaking of mothers, Thelonius Monk once told me how I remind him of his mother. 'You the only muthuh I want writin' words to my music.'


Distinguished Professor of Jazz Studies at The University of Toledo. Doctor of The Performing Arts.


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