The Santa Monica College Music Department will present the SMC Jazz Ensemble, under the baton of Frederick Keith Fiddmont, in “A Tribute to Joe Henderson.” The program featuring the music of renowned jazz legend Joe Henderson will be held Sunday, June 13, at 4 p.m.

The concert is free and will be presented online. A Zoom link taking guests directly to the concert will be posted with the listing on the SMC Events calendar at and go live just before the concert begins. To attend the concert, the Zoom software must be installed on the viewer’s computer. A free download is available at

Henderson (1937-2001) was an American tenor saxophonist and composer revered in the jazz world and a pioneer in jazz fusion. During his career of more than 40 years at the forefront of the contemporary jazz scene, he performed with most of the jazz greats of his time, including Horace Silver, Freddie Hubbard, and Herbie Hancock, and also performed for a short time with Blood, Sweat & Tears. Many of Henderson’s tunes are recognized and performed by almost every jazz student today.

More information is available by calling 310-434-3005 or 310-434-4323.
Submitted by Grace Smith