Henderson, Luther, 1919-2003Alternative names
Luther Henderson (b. March 14, 1919, in Kansas City, Mo.; d. July 29, 2003, in New York City) was an arranger, orchestrator, conductor, music director, and composer.
From the description of Luther Henderson papers, circa 1930-2003 (bulk 1960-1995). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 767826594
1919, Mar. 14:
Born, Kansas City, Mo.
1936- 1938: Attended College of the City of New York
1939, June 17:
Married Tealene Nee Berry
1940, Dec. 24:
Son Denson born
B.S., in music, Juilliard School of Music, New York, N.Y.
1944- 1946: Staff orchestrator, U.S. Navy School of Music, Washington, D.C.
1946- 1947: M.A., in music, New York University
1950, Mar. 19:
Son Luther born
1956, Sept. 14:
Married Stevie (Muriel) Melzer
1957, Sept. 20:
Daughter Melanie born
Composed arrangements for Rodgers and Hammerstein's Flower Drum Song
Composed arrangements for Do Re Mi
1971, Jan. 30:
Married Margo Semos
Arranger and orchestrator for Ain't Misbehavin'
1981, Feb. 8:
Married actress Billie Allen
1988- 1989: Conducted and played piano for Broadway revival of Ain't Misbehavin'
Jelly's Last Jam nominated for Tony Award for best score
Jelly's Last Jam wins Drama Desk Award for outstanding orchestration
Play On! nominated for Tony Award for best orchestration
1999- 2000: Collaborated with Sir Simon Rattle, Lena Horne, and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra on performances and recordings of Classic Ellington
Henderson and Billie Allen honored with a Pioneer Award at the AUDELCO "VIV" Awards
Little Ham nominated for Drama Desk Award for outstanding orchestration
2003, July 29:
Died, New York City
Posthumously honored with a Jazz Masters Award by the National Endowment for the Arts
From the guide to the Luther Henderson Papers, circa 1930-2003, (bulk 1960-1995), (Music Division Library of Congress)
- Arrangers (Musicians)
- African American composers
- Arrangers (Musicians)--United States
- Music--Manuscripts--United States
- Jazz--Lead sheets
- Jazz vocals
- Popular music--United States
- Orchestrators--United States
- Popular music
- United States (as recorded)