1950 to 2000
March 19, 1926 in Chicago
April 3, 2016
Los Angeles, California, United States
US jazz vocalist & actor
William Randall "Bill" Henderson (Chicago, Illinois, March 19, 1926) is an American jazz vocalist and actor. Henderson began his professional music career in 1952, performing in Chicago with Ramsey Lewis, and began recording as a leader after a move to New York in 1958. He has since recorded and performed with artists such as Horace Silver (Senor Blues), Oscar Peterson, Jimmy Smith, Count Basie, Yusef Lateef, Booker Little, and Eddie Harris. Henderson also recorded his own vocal tracks as "King Blues" in the 1983 comedy Get Crazy. In 1999, Henderson made a guest vocal appearance on Charlie Haden's album The Art of the Song.