Scott Henderson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

West Palm Beach, Florida, USA. Henderson began his musical career at the age of 16 by playing the guitar under the influence of his 60s guitar heroes Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Ritchie Blackmore and Jimmy Page. He spent his formative years playing in local rock and funk bands in his native Florida. Initially self-taught, Henderson began his formal musical education in 1978 by attending Florida Atlantic University to study composition and big band arrangement. In 1980, he moved to Los Angeles, California to attend the Guitar Institute of Technology, under teachers such as Joe Diorio. There, Henderson began to master his jazz studies and develop a fusion guitar style that would combine his rock and funk background, the influence of Mahavishnu Orchestra and Weather Report, and the hard bop of the 60s Miles Davis Quintet. After graduation, Henderson was asked to become a member of the Guitar Institute of Technology faculty. His subsequent work with artists such as Jeff...

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