Wayne Henderson (born September 24, 1939, in Houston, Texas) is a soul-jazz and hard bop trombonist and record producer. In 1961, he co-founded the soul jazz/hard bop group The Jazz Crusaders. Henderson left the group (who by then had changed their name to The Crusaders) in 1975 to pursue a career in producing, but revived The Jazz Crusaders in 1995.
Henderson is a very fluent technician who exhibits the influence of trombonists such as Kid Ory and Jack Teagarden.
In 2007, Henderson took a position with the California College of Music in Pasadena, California.
- 1969: Soul Sound System (Atlantic)
- 1977: At Big Daddies (ABC)
- 1977: Big Daddy's Place (ABC)
- 1978: Living on a Dream (Polydor)
- 1978: Step into Your Life (Polydor)
- 1979: Emphasized (Polydor)
- 1980: Prime Time (Polydor)
- 1993: Sketches of Life - Wayne Henderson & The Next Crusade
- With Monk Montgomery
- With Ronnie Laws
- With Gábor Szabó
- With Pleasure