JON HENDRICKS rose from singing in his fathers church in Ohio to national fame as a chart-topping singer and composer in the U.S. He presented the original version of "The Evolution of the Blues" at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 1961.
Since coming to England 4,years ago he has worked in clubs all over the country, on television, and starred in the ''Evolution of the Blues" show in London. He was voted No.1 Male Singer in the Melody Maker International Jazz Poll in 1970-71
Evolutions of the Blues was perfomed at the Blackie on 16 and 17th March 1972
Jon Hendricks Lee Scones Piano
Judith Hendricks Alan Cooper Bass
Colleen Hendricks Les Ciskel Drums
Michele Hendricks Lord Eric Bongos
It was staged and Directed by George Margo
Jon Hendricks and family performing Evolution of The Blues
Production, Team : Bill, Wendy, Martin, Tobias, Ed, Marcia, Mary~Kay, John, Nick, Kevin, Ambrose, Steve, Matio, Roland, Bob, Bobby, Rob? Judy, Sandie, Mo, Rona, Peter, Steph, Howard, Chris, Jym, (You'll note the helpful lack of surnames)
Jon and Judith Hendricks chat with Bill
Thanks to. Rushworths, The Bluecoat Society of Arts, The Anglican Cathedral, The Everyman Theatre, the Furniture, Boutique, Andrew Browne and Sons Ltd, Watersons Bookshop, S.J.McEwan, Butchers, For help with props and equipment.