Horace W. Henderson, the younger brother of Fletcher Henderson, was an American jazz pianist, organist, arranger, and bandleader.
|Birth name:||Horace Henderson|
|Born:||November 22, 1904, Cuthbert, Georgia, United States|
|Died:||Aug 29, 1988|
|Occupation(s):||Musician, bandleader, arranger|
|Associated acts:||Fletcher Henderson|
About Horace Henderson
He founded the Collegians with Benny Carter and Rex Stewart while at Wilberforce College. He later changed the name to the Horace Henderson Orchestra, then the Dixie Stompers.
He was involved in the arrangement and composition of In the Mood, Christopher Columbus, and Big John Special, all of which became jazz standards.
His older brother was American pianist, bandleader, arranger, and composer Fletcher Henderson. He never surpassed Fletcher’s fame.
He was pianist and musical director for Billie Holiday and Lena Horne.
Information related to Horace Henderson
- Wilberforce University alumni
- Big band bandleaders
- American music arrangers
- American jazz bandleaders
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