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Birth Name: Fletcher Hamilton Henderson, Jr.
Born: 1897/12/18
Birth Place: Cuthbert, Georgia, U.S.
Died: 1952/12/28
Genres: Jazz, Swing

Fletcher Hamilton Henderson, Jr. (December 18, 1897 - December 28, 1952) was an American pianist, bandleader, arranger and composer, important in the development of big band jazz and swing music. His was one of the most prolific black orchestras and his influence was vast. He was often known as "Smack" Henderson.

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