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, U.S.
Died April 5, 2014(2014-04-05) (aged 74)
Culver City, California, U.S.
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]


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 into Your Life (Polydor)
  • 1979: Emphasized (Polydor)
  • 1980: Roy Ayers/Wayne Henderson Prime Time (Polydor)
  • 1993: Sketches of Life - Wayne Henderson & The Next Crusade[5]

With The (Jazz) Crusaders[edit]

As producer[edit]

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


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