52

Jazz Musician of the Day: Fletcher Henderson

SOURCE:

Sign in to view read count
All About Jazz is celebrating Fletcher Henderson's birthday today!

The bands Fletcher Henderson led in the 1920s and 1930s were vitally significant incubators of new developments in jazz. Henderson played a key role in bringing improvisatory jazz styles from New Orleans and other areas of the country to New York, where they merged with a dance-band tradition that relied heavily on arrangements written out in musical notation...The bands Fletcher Henderson led in the 1920s and 1930s were vitally significant incubators of new developments in jazz. Henderson played a key role in bringing improvisatory jazz styles from New Orleans and other areas of the country to New York, where they merged with a dance-band tradition that relied heavily on arrangements written out in musical notation... more

Place our Musician of the Day widget on your website or blog.

Visit Website

Tags

Shop for Music

Start your music shopping from All About Jazz and you'll support us in the process. Learn how.

Jazz News