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Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Born: April 24, 1937 | Died: June 30, 2001

The tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson was born on April 24, 1937 in a small city called Lima Ohio midway between Dayton and Toledo. He spent his childhood and adolescence in Lima in a family of 15 children where he was exposed to a variety of musical styles. By the time he was a high school student he was already arranging and writing music for the school band and other local outfits. It was in high school that a music teacher introduced him to the tenor saxophone. After graduation he enrolled first at the Kentucky State College to study music and then moved on to Wayne State University in Detroit. There he had as classmates several future jazz greats such as Yusef Lateef and Donald Byrd. From 1960-1962 he enlisted in the US army where he led several small jazz groups and won first place in a musical competition and was sent on a tour to entertain the troops all over Japan and Europe where he met a few of the expatriate musicians....
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Featured recording “Mode for Joe”

Mode for Joe

Blue Note Records
2013
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    Mode for Joe

    Blue Note Records
    2013
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    In 'N Out

    Blue Note Records
    2012
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    4 Albums

    Kedar Entertainment Group
    2011
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    Power to the People

    Milestone
    2008
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    Power To The People

    Kedar Entertainment Group
    2007
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    In 'N' Around

    Kedar Entertainment Group
    2005
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    Inner Urge

    Blue Note Records
    2004
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