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Michele Hendricks

The daughter of Jon Hendricks, Michele has gradually emerged from her father's shadow to carve out a niche of her own. She started singing at the age of eight and often accompanied her dad on road trips, sometimes getting the opportunity to sing with him on-stage. After being a dance and drama student in London at Gradison College, Michele joined Jon Hendricks & Family.

She performed with her father's Evolution of the Blues show and then from 1981, was part of Jon Hendricks & Company, one of the top vocal groups of the 1980s and a logical extension of Lambert, Hendricks & Ross. Michele Hendricks spent a couple years outside of jazz in the mid-'80s, trying to decide her eventual musical path and then in 1987, she recorded the first of several excellent bop-oriented dates as a leader for Muse.

Source: Scott Yanow




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