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Joe Henderson

Born: 
04/24/1937
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Died: 
06/30/2001
Years Active: 
1960-1997
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Joe Henderson was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. By eighteen, Henderson was active on the Detroit jazz scene of the mid-'50s, playing in jam sessions with visiting New York stars. While attending classes of flute and bass at Wayne State University, he further developed his saxophone and compositional skills under the guidance of renowned teacher Larry Teal at the Teal School of Music. In late 1959, he formed his first group. By the time he arrived at Wayne State University, he had transcribed and memorized so many Lester Young solos that his professors believed he had perfect pitch. Classmates Yusef Lateef, Barry Harris and Donald Byrd undoubtedly provided additional inspiration. In a career spanning more than forty years Henderson played with many of the leading American players of his day and recorded for several prominent labels, including Blue Note.

Concerts

Event Date Venue City Region Country
Joe Henderson Quartet 08/23/1965 Slugs' NYC New York USA
Benefit for the Both/And Jazz Club 09/11/1966 Fillmore Auditorium San Francisco California USA
Synanon Jazz Benefit 01/30/1967 Village Theatre NYC New York USA
Joe Henderson Sextet 08/22/1967 Slugs' NYC New York USA
Joe Henderson Sextet 08/23/1967 Slugs' NYC New York USA
Joe Henderson Sextet 08/24/1967 Slugs' NYC New York USA
Joe Henderson Sextet 08/25/1967 Slugs' NYC New York USA
Joe Henderson Sextet 08/26/1967 Slugs' NYC New York USA
Joe Henderson Sextet 08/27/1967 Slugs' NYC New York USA
Joe Henderson Sextet 01/12/1971 Village Vanguard NYC New York USA
Joe Henderson Sextet 01/13/1971 Village Vanguard NYC New York USA
Joe Henderson Sextet 01/14/1971 Village Vanguard NYC New York USA
Joe Henderson Sextet 01/15/1971 Village Vanguard NYC New York USA
Joe Henderson Sextet 01/16/1971 Village Vanguard NYC New York USA
Joe Henderson Sextet 01/17/1971 Village Vanguard NYC New York USA
Joe Henderson Sextet 03/23/1971 Slugs' NYC New York USA
Joe Henderson Sextet 03/24/1971 Slugs' NYC New York USA
Joe Henderson Sextet 03/25/1971 Slugs' NYC New York USA
Joe Henderson Sextet 03/26/1971 Slugs' NYC New York USA
Joe Henderson Sextet 03/27/1971 Slugs' NYC New York USA
Joe Henderson Sextet 03/28/1971 Slugs' NYC New York USA
Joe Henderson Sextet 04/13/1971 Village Vanguard NYC New York USA
Joe Henderson Sextet 04/14/1971 Village Vanguard NYC New York USA
Joe Henderson Sextet 04/15/1971 Village Vanguard NYC New York USA
Joe Henderson Sextet 04/16/1971 Village Vanguard NYC New York USA

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