Died in USA jazz composer and musician Jon Hendricks

© AP Photo / Tony DejakАмериканский jazz musician Jon HendricksDied in USA jazz composer and musician Jon Hendricks© AP Photo / Tony Dejak

American singer, famous for writing the lyrics to famous jazz instrumental compositions, Jon Hendricks (Jon Hendricks) died in new York on 96-m to year of life, said the daughter of a musician the New York Times.

According to the publication, Hendrix died Wednesday in a hospital in Manhattan.

John Carl Hendrix became famous in the 1950-ies, as a member of the vocal trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross. He wrote lyrics to existing instrumental jazz compositions, starting from their names, was considered one of the virtuosos of scat — kind improvised jazz singing in which the voice is used to simulate a musical instrument.