Wayne Henderson

Wayne Henderson

born on 24/9/1939 in Houston, TX, United States

died on 5/4/2014 in Los Angeles, CA, United States

Wayne Henderson (musician)

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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.[1] 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.


As leader/co-leader

  • 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[2]

As producer

With Monk Montgomery
  • 1969: It's Never Too Late
  • 1971: Bass Odyssey
With Ronnie Laws
  • 1975: Pressure Sensitive (Blue Note)[3]
With Gábor Szabó
  • 1977: Faces (Mercury)
With Pleasure
  • 1976 Accept No Substitutes (Fantasy)


  1. Berendt, Joachim E (1976). The Jazz Book, Paladin.
  2. Sketches of Life allmusic. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
  3. Coryell, Julie and Laura Friedman (2000) Jazz-Rock Fusion: The People, The Music, p. 303. Hal Leonard Corporation At Google Books. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
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