Dr. Eddie Henderson: Uncommon Genius
will air on PBS nationwide in February during Black History Month.
Trailer: Dr. Eddie Henderson: Uncommon Genius
The documentary film about the extraordinary life of Edward “Eddie” Henderson will receive its film world premiere at: SMOKE Jazz Club 2751 Broadway, New York City. Make reservations
Wednesday, February 7, 2024 @ 7:00 p.m.
One world premiere screening followed by a live set of music performed by Eddie Henderson and pianist George Cables then followed by brief talk back session with the film's producer and Eddie Henderson.
Thursday-Sunday, February 8-11, 2024, @ 7:00p.m. + 9:00 p.m. (additional 10:30 p.m. sets Friday-Saturday only)
Eddie Henderson Quintet celebrates Uncommon Genius
Joining Henderson for these special performances is a spectacular quintet of his closest collaborators: alto saxophonist Donald Harrison
, pianist George Cables
, bassist Gerald Cannon
, and drummer Lenny White
About Eddie Henderson
Eddie Henderson grew-up amidst the Harlem Renaissance. His mother danced for Duke Ellington’s Cotton Club, while his father sang with the Charioteers on the Bing Crosby Show. He took his first trumpet lesson with Louis Armstrong and later studied with Miles Davis
. Family friends constituted a Who’s Who of celebrities, including Billie Holiday
, Ella Fitzgerald
, Willie Mays, and Jesse Owens. Dr. Eddie Henderson: Uncommon Genius
offers a portrait of one of jazz’s greatest living artists, but too,unpacks the journey of an American hero who served our nation in the Air Force, overcame racialbarriers to become America’s first professional Black figure skater, and persisted to earn a medicaldoctorate and practice medicine, all before launching his more than sixty-year storied career as ajazz artists whose resume boasts of stints with Herbie Hancock
, Art Blakey
, Dexter Gordon
, and more. Celebrate Black History Month by celebrating a life of uncommon genius and the unparalleledaccomplishments of Dr. Eddie Henderson.