Fletcher Henderson

About Fletcher Henderson

Birth Day: December 18, 1897
Birth Place: Cuthbert, GA

Fletcher Henderson

Fletcher Henderson was born on December 18, 1897 in Cuthbert, GA. Influential musician who contributed greatly to the evolution of big band jazz and swing music in the United States.
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As per our current Database, Fletcher Henderson has been died on Dec 29, 1952 (age 55).

🎂 Fletcher Henderson - Age, Bio, Faces and Birthday

When Fletcher Henderson die, Fletcher Henderson was 55 years old.

Popular As Fletcher Henderson
Occupation Pianist
Age 55 years old
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Born December 18, 1897 (Cuthbert, GA)
Birthday December 18
Town/City Cuthbert, GA
Nationality GA

🌙 Zodiac

Fletcher Henderson’s zodiac sign is Sagittarius. According to astrologers, Sagittarius is curious and energetic, it is one of the biggest travelers among all zodiac signs. Their open mind and philosophical view motivates them to wander around the world in search of the meaning of life. Sagittarius is extrovert, optimistic and enthusiastic, and likes changes. Sagittarius-born are able to transform their thoughts into concrete actions and they will do anything to achieve their goals.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Fletcher Henderson was born in the Year of the Rooster. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rooster are practical, resourceful, observant, analytical, straightforward, trusting, honest, perfectionists, neat and conservative. Compatible with Ox or Snake.

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Influential musician who contributed greatly to the evolution of big band jazz and swing music in the United States.

Before Fame

He originally intended to pursue a career in chemistry, but because of his race, he realized his options would be limited.


He had many musical luminaries in his band around 1925, including Coleman Hawkins, Louis Armstrong, Charlie Dixon, Kaiser Marshall, Buster Bailey, Elmer Chambers, Charlie Green, Ralph Escudero, and Don Redman.

Family Life

He was the older brother of multifaceted jazz Pianist Horace Henderson, who accompanied Billie Holiday and Lena Horne throughout his career.

Associated With

His impact on music history was unquestioned by experts and was often placed on par with Duke Ellington's impact as an arranger and bandleader.

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