Fletcher Henderson



Fletcher Henderson

Rating
Active
1921 to 1950
Born
December 18, 1897 in Cuthbert
Died
December 28, 1952
Location
Cuthbert, GA, United States
Biography
Born James Fletcher Henderson December 18th, 1897, in Cuthbert, Georgia and died December 28th, 1952 due to a stroke. Fletcher Henderson was very important to early jazz as leader of the first great jazz big band, as an arranger and composer in the 1930s, and as a masterful talent scout. Between 1923-1939, quite an all-star cast of top young black jazz musicians passed through his orchestra, including trumpeters Louis Armstrong, Joe Smith, Tommy Ladnier, Rex Stewart, Bobby Stark, Cootie Williams, Red Allen, and Roy Eldridge; trombonists Charlie Green, Benny Morton, Jimmy Harrison, Sandy Williams, J.C.

Top Songs by Fletcher Henderson


Somebody Loves me

by Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra &

Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Blue Lou

Blue Lou

Fletcher Henderson February 24, 2017

22 Tracks

King of Swing

King of Swing

Fletcher Henderson December 13, 2016

24 Tracks

Blue Rhythm

Blue Rhythm

Fletcher Henderson August 25, 2016

20 Tracks

Night Life

Night Life

Fletcher Henderson August 4, 2016

20 Tracks

Nightclub, Vol. 3 (The Golden Era of Big Bands)

Nightclub, Vol. 3 (The Golden Era of Big Bands)

Fletcher Henderson May 7, 2016

21 Tracks

Nightclub, Vol. 4 (The Golden Era of Big Bands)

Nightclub, Vol. 4 (The Golden Era of Big Bands)

Fletcher Henderson May 6, 2016

19 Tracks

Stockholm Stomp

Stockholm Stomp

Fletcher Henderson March 25, 2016

14 Tracks

Treasures Big Band Classics, Vol. 3 : Fletcher Henderson

Treasures Big Band Classics, Vol. 3 : Fletcher Henderson

Fletcher Henderson February 29, 2016

23 Tracks

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