Eddie Henderson: Witness to History

Eddie Henderson: Witness to History

Eddie Henderson in Fall, 2023

Trumpet legend Eddie Henderson was in the room when it happened. “My first trumpet teacher, way back in 1949, was Louis Armstrong,” recalls Henderson, who met the trumpet icon through his mother, a dancer at Harlem’s famed Cotton Club.  “From that point on, I witnessed the evolution in music through Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan, Booker Little, Woody Shaw, John Coltrane, up to the present. I lived through the turmoil of the ’60s and ’70s and the rise of Black Power in this country. I was also fortunate to come into contact with people like Sugar Ray Robinson, Joe Louis, and Willie Mays. So, I have been a witness to history, and inevitably that rubbed off on me musically.”  In his newest album, Witness to History, Eddie Henderson nods to the jazz traditions of the past as he celebrates jazz today and tomorrow.  As Black History Month 2024 invites all of us to get to know the history of the United States of America, there’s no one better to tell us about its jazz than Eddie Henderson.  Come welcome him to Vienna Live!


Wednesday, March 27th (2024) at 19:00 Central European Summer Time / EXCEPTIONALLY AT 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time / 11:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time


    • meet us in the Vienna Live Zoom Meeting (join us on Zoom and you can interact with Eddie and participants from around the world)

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