Friday, September 25, 2009

Nu-Art Series to present Eddie Henderson on Saturday, October 17 at Luna Bar

This just in: The Nu-Art Series will present trumpeter Eddie Henderson (pictured) in a performance on Saturday, October 17 at Luna Bar, 13 Maryland Plaza in the Central West End.

Henderson, a licensed psychiatrist as well as a musician, is known for his work with Herbie Hancock, Pharoah Sanders, Art Blakey and others. Influenced early in his career by Miles Davis (who was a family friend) and Clifford Brown, Henderson first came to wide public attention as part of Hancock's pre-Headhunters sextet Mwandishi.

He also made several fusion recordings of his own in the 1970s, but in recent years, Henderson has returned to playing acoustic music, with an emphasis on hard bop. He's also taken part in several tributes to Davis, and even recorded a CD titled So What? back in 2002. For more about Henderson, check out this feature story written by's R.J. DeLuke.

Nu-Art's George Sams said that Henderson will be backed on his date here by a St. Louis rhythm section including pianist Ptah Williams and drummer Charles "Bobo" Shaw. He's scheduled to do two sets between 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., and tickets will be $25 at the door.

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