Joe Henderson, out of Lima, Ohio, born in 1937, learned the rudiments of the jazz trade at Wayne State University in Detroit, alongside Yusef Lateef, Barry Harris and Donald Byrd. Â In and out of the military in the very early 1960s, he landed in New York and quickly made his mark, gaining the notice of Kenny Dorham and Dexter Gordon, and recording prolifically for Blue Note Records — featured on Lee Morgan’s “Sidewinder” album and providing a signature sax solo on Horace Silver’s Song for My Father. Â Henderson’s career was long and influential, and he lived for years in San Francisco until his untimely death in 2001.
Drummer and leader Vinnie Rodriguez has invited three top Bay Area jazzmen, sax player Scott Barnhill, pianist Keith SaundersÂ and bassist John WiitalaÂ to build two sets of jazz from the Joe Henderson songbook.
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
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Gigging musicians! You have nothing to lose but your lack of a collective voice to achieve fair wages for your work!
The IMA can be a conduit for you, if you join in to make it work.
Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site