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Neil Portnow

President and CEO, Recording Academy
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"Jon Hendricks was a highly acclaimed singer and songwriter who helped bring the jazz vocal technique vocalese to a vast audience in the 1950s and 1960s. No stranger to the Recording Academy, Hendricks' jazz ensemble Lambert, Hendricks & Ross earned the Best Performance By a Vocal Group Grammy for 'High Flying' for 1961 and Hendricks also earned the Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male Grammy for 1985 for his contributions to The Manhattan Transfer's 'Another Night in Tunisia'. His poetic lyrics and inventive singing had an undeniable influence beyond the jazz scene. Jon will be missed, but his legacy will live on forever. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends, and collaborators during this difficult time."


Neil Portnow
President and CEO, Recording Academy
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About 'Shefik presents Invocation'

Aptly titled Shefik presents Invocation, the nationally-syndicated radio show is a mesmerizing and thought-provoking journey through musical discovery and appreciation that spans the decades. The show is currently broadcast on 22 terrestrial radio stations and frequencies throughout the United States. Each one-hour episode, executive-produced and hosted by media personality Shefik, highlights one relatable focal point (chosen by Shefik), along with an accompanying playlist of songs (curated by Shefik), encompassing a unique thematic concept that invigorates the audience with creative impact. Top recording artists, actors, business executives, politicians, community leaders, and other special guests are invited to offer their own commentary on the weekly topic, as a supplement to Shefik's engaging mindset. The radio show's online hub at invocation.co serves as a conduit for discussion of the show, while featuring related videos and auxiliary content. The journey continues right here and everywhere.

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