Inspirational, four-time Grammy-winner Joe Henderson influenced scores of jazz musicians with his smooth tenor saxophone tunes that would be recorded by a wide range of jazz musicians.
Born in Lima, OH, Henderson moved to Detroit in the late '50s to study music at Wayne State University, later moving to New York and recording on Blue Note, Milestone, and Verve labels. After working with such diverse acts as Miles Davis and Blood, Sweat & Tears through the 1960s, Henderson relocated to San Francisco in the mid-'70s and gained popularity on the West Coast as well.
In June of 2001, Henderson died in San Francisco of heart failure following a struggle with emphysema. He was 64.