Wayne Henderson (musician)

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Wayne Henderson
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Background information
Birth nameWayne Maurice Henderson
Born(1939-09-24)September 24, 1939
Houston, Texas, U.S.
DiedApril 5, 2014(2014-04-05) (aged 74)
Culver City, California, U.S.
GenresSoul jazz, hard bop
Occupation(s)Musician, record producer

Wayne Maurice Henderson (September 24, 1939 – April 5, 2014)[1] was an American soul jazz and hard bop trombonist and record producer. In 1961, he co-founded the soul jazz/hard bop group The Jazz Crusaders.[2] Henderson left the group (who by then had changed their name to The Crusaders) in 1976 to pursue a career in producing, but revived The Jazz Crusaders in 1995.

In 2007, Henderson took a position with the California College of Music in Pasadena, California.

Henderson had suffered from diabetes and died of heart failure at a Culver City hospital on April 5, 2014 at age 74.[3][4]


As leader/co-leader[edit]

  • 1968: The Freedom Sounds fest. Wayne Henderson People Get Ready (Atlantic)
  • 1969: The Freedom Sounds fest. Wayne Henderson Soul Sound System (Atlantic)
  • 1977: At Big Daddies (ABC)
  • 1977: Big Daddy's Place (ABC)
  • 1978: Living on a Dream (Polydor)
  • 1978: Step in to Our Life (Polydor)(with Roy Ayers)
  • 1979: Emphasized (Polydor)(with Roy Ayers)
  • 1980: Roy Ayers/Wayne Henderson Prime Time (Polydor)
  • 1993: Sketches of Life - Wayne Henderson & The Next Crusade[5]

With The Jazz Crusaders[edit]

With The Crusaders[edit]

  • Pass the Plate (Chisa, 1971)
  • Hollywood (MoWest, 1972)
  • Crusaders 1 (Blue Thumb, 1972)
  • The 2nd Crusade (Blue Thumb, 1973)
  • Unsung Heroes (Blue Thumb, 1973)
  • Scratch (Blue Thumb, 1974)
  • Southern Comfort (Blue Thumb, 1974)
  • Chain Reaction (Blue Thumb, 1975)
  • Those Southern Knights (Blue Thumb, 1976)

As producer[edit]

With Wilton Felder
With Monk Montgomery
With Ronnie Laws
With Caldera
With Pleasure
With Gábor Szabó


  1. ^ Tamarkin, Jeff (April 7, 2014). "Wayne Henderson, Crusaders Mainstay, Dead at 74". JazzTimes.
  2. ^ Berendt, Joachim-Ernst (1976). The Jazz Book. Paladin. p. 387. ISBN 978-0586082607.
  3. ^ Martin, Douglas (April 9, 2014). "Wayne Henderson, a Founder of the Jazz Crusaders, Dies at 74". The New York Times.
  4. ^ Perrone, Pierre (July 4, 2014). "Wayne Henderson: Trombonist, composer and producer who co-founded the Jazz Crusaders, pioneers of the jazz fusion movement". The Independent.
  5. ^ Sketches of Life at AllMusic
  6. ^ Coryell, Julie; Friedman, Laura (2000). Jazz-Rock Fusion: The People, The Music. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 303. ISBN 978-0793599417.

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