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Fletcher Henderson

Real Name:Fletcher Hamilton Henderson, Jr.
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American arranger, composer, & pianist.

Born: 18 December 1897 in Cuthbert, Georgia, USA.
Died: 28 December 1952 in New York City, New York, USA.

Also known as Fletcher "Smack" Henderson.
Very important to early jazz as leader of the first great jazz big band in the post Ragtime, pre-Swing era of the 1920s. Continued success during the 1930s as an arranger and composer, and as a masterful talent scout.

Sites:Wikipedia , britannica.com , ejazzlines.com , npr.org , Imdb , experts.illinois.edu , treccani.it , encyclopedia.com , adp.library.ucsb.edu
Aliases:George Brooks (3)
In Groups:Benny Goodman And His Orchestra, Benny Goodman Sextet, Bessie Smith And Her Band, Bessie Smith And Her Blue Boys, Black Swan Dance Orchestra, Clara Smith And Her Jazz Band, Connie's Inn Orchestra, Cordy Williams' Jazz Masters, Earl Randolph's Orchestra, Ethel Waters And The Jazz Masters, Fletcher Henderson And His Big Band, Fletcher Henderson And His Club Alabam Orchestra, Fletcher Henderson And His Connie's Inn Orchestra, Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra, Fletcher Henderson And His Sawin' Six, Fletcher Henderson And His Swing Band, Fletcher Henderson Sextet, Fletcher Henderson's Collegians, Fletcher Henderson's Jazz Five, Fletcher Henderson's Trio
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