Horace Henderson

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Birthday
22, 1904
Birthplace
Georgia
DEATH DATE
Aug 29, 1988 (83)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
22, 1904
Birthplace
Georgia
DEATH DATE
Aug 29, 1988 (83)

About

Jazz artist who became an acclaimed arranger for many of the greats of his day, including Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, and Earl Hines.

Before Fame

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.

Trivia

He was involved in the arrangement and composition of In the Mood, Christopher Columbus, and Big John Special, all of which became jazz standards.

Family Life

His older brother was American pianist, bandleader, arranger, and composer Fletcher Henderson. He never surpassed Fletcher's fame.

Associated With

He was pianist and musical director for Billie Holiday and Lena Horne.