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Born on this day 16/09/1921 : John Hendricks – The Father of Vocalese
Jon Hendricks – One of the world’s most loved jazz singers and widely known as ‘The Father of Vocalese’ – the art of setting lyrics to recorded jazz instrumental standards (such as the big band arrangements of Duke Ellington and Count Basie), then arranging voices to sing the parts of the instruments. As part of the trio Hendricks, Lambert & Ross, one of the first integrated singing groups in jazz or popular music, he toured the globe as they cemented their reputation as the “Number One Vocal Group in the World”.
This Wednesday: In Conversation with Pekka Kuusisto
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If you’ve ever had the chance to see Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto perform live, you’ll know he is quite the entertainer. At the time of this conversation in 2016, he had just been appointed artistic director of the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s emerging artists ensemble – ACO Collective – a position he held until 2019.