Joe Henderson (1937- San Francisco, California, June 30, 2001) was an American jazz
tenor saxophonist. Henderson was born in Lima, Ohio on 24th April 1937. He studied music at Kentucky State College and Wayne State University before playing in Detroit at the beginning of his career. After a two year hitch in the U.S. Army (1960-1962), Henderson arrived in New York, where trumpeter Kenny Dorham
provided valuable guidance.