Famed trombonist and Jazz Crusaders co-founder Wayne Henderson has died. Henderson was born in Houston, Texas and attended Wheatley High School. He was one of the driving forces behind the Jazz Crusaders and one of the musicians in the United States that created the trombone as a front line instrument. The Jazz Crusaders introduced a hard-hitting robust style of music, one that took jazz up a notch. For years the Jazz Crusaders created a musical revolution of sorts while garnering numerous accolades that would place them in a category, which set a standard unmatched by traditional measurements. He produced and recorded with such artist as Roy Ayers, Patti Austin, Jean Carne, Bill Withers, Bobby Lyle, Ramsey Lewis, Hiroshima, The Jackson Five, Everette Harp and Ronnie Laws.
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