Wayne Henderson (musician)

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Wayne Henderson
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Background information
Birth name Wayne Maurice Henderson
Born (1939-09-24)September 24, 1939
Houston, Texas, US
Died April 5, 2014(2014-04-05) (aged 74)
Culver City, California
Genres Soul jazz, hard bop
Occupation(s) Musician, record producer
Instruments Trombone
Associated acts The Jazz Crusaders

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]



  1. ^ Tamarkin, Jeff (April 7, 2014). "Wayne Henderson, Crusaders Mainstay, Dead at 74". JazzTimes. Retrieved November 14, 2016. 
  2. ^ Berendt, Joachim E (1976). The Jazz Book. Paladin. p. 387. 
  3. ^ Martin, Douglas (April 9, 2014). "Wayne Henderson, a Founder of the Jazz Crusaders, Dies at 74". The New York Times. Retrieved July 4, 2014. 
  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. Retrieved July 4, 2014. 
  5. ^ Sketches of Life AllMusic. Retrieved June 19, 2013.
  6. ^ Coryell, Julie and Laura Friedman (2000) Jazz-Rock Fusion: The People, The Music, p. 303. Hal Leonard Corporation At Google Books. Retrieved June 19, 2013.