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Eddie Henderson

Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Born: October 26, 1940    

Eddie Henderson

Eddie Henderson is one of today's top and most original jazz trumpet players. Henderson was born in New York City October 26, 1940. His father sang with the Charioteers, and his mother danced as one of the Brown twins at the Cotton club. Louis Armstrong gave Eddie his first few trumpet lessons at the age of nine.

Eddie moved with his family to San Francisco when he was 14 years old. He studied at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music from 1954 to '56. Around 1956, Miles Davis was guest at Eddie Henderson's home during a black Hawk Jazz Club gig and was impressed with Eddie's ability to perform his famous “Sketches of Spain” without a fluff but encouraged Henderson to seek his own originality....
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  • Mahal

    Repertoire Records
    2011
  • Heritage

    Blue Note Records
    2009
  • Precious Moment

    Kind of Blue Records
    2006
  • Time & Spaces

    Sirocco Music Limited
    2004
  • So What

    Eighty-Eights
    2003
  • Anthology Vol.2 (The Capricorn Years)

    Repertoire Records
    2002
  • So What

    Repertoire Records
    2002
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