His handcrafted guitars, mandolins and violins are legendary for both their pure tone and exquisite craftsmanship - the waiting list for one of his instruments is now well over a decade. Wayne is also a virtuoso of “guitar pickin’,” in the American folk music tradition of the Appalachian Mountains. Wayne is the recipient of the 1995 American Heritage Award and annually hosts an eponymous traditional music festival at the Grayson Highlands State Park – “Third Saturday in June, rain or shine” – in Grayson County, Virginia. 2.
Wayne Henderson (b. 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. Henderson left the group (who 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 lesser apt, yet significant trombonists such as Kid Ory and Jack Teagarden.
One can hear his Texas roots in his performances. Some of his best work is on the mid-1970s double album Southern Comfort from his band The Crusaders. It also features Joe Sample on piano, and Stix Hooper on drums, and Larry Carlton on guitar. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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