Jon Hendricks Celebrates 94th Birthday with Weekend Concerts at Minton’s Harlem
The legendary Jon Hendricks, donned “The Poet Laureate of Jazz”, joins the incendiary JC Hopkins Biggish Band for two nights at Minton’s Harlem in celebration of the singer’s 94th birthday. Known for originating vocalese and his scat style, Hendricks will be featuring new lyrics put to Thelonious Monk compositions which is all the more appropriate because Minton’s is where Monk crafted many of his signature tunes. Adding three part harmonies with Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Hendricks is one of the most important figures in the history of jazz and has been putting verse to bop for over 75 years. The ten-piece Grammy-nominated JC Hopkins Biggish Band, expert at merging points bop and swing, is the perfect band to back Mr. Hendricks who will be accompanied by his daughter Aria and vocalist Kevin Burke. With special guests to include tap dancer Michela Marino Lerman.
206 West 118th Street @ St. Nicholas
New York City
Friday, September 18th and Saturday, September 19th
Two sets beginning at 7:30pm & 9:30pm
RSVP (212) 243-2222