Biography

Chip Henderson has been regularly performing in musical settings ranging from traditional Dixieland to chamber orchestras since the mid 1990's. In that time he has performed formally and informally with notable musicians such as Marvin Stamm, Donald Brown, Ron Eschete, Mundell Lowe, Howard Alden, and Peter Bernstein.

Aside from performing with various small jazz groups and big bands in the Memphis/ Nashville metropolitan areas, he has appeared numerous times with the Jazz Orchestra of the Delta, the IRIS Chamber Orchestra, the Memphis Symphony, the Nashville Symphony, the Jackson Symphony (TN), the Knoxville Symphony, and the Murfreesboro Symphony.  His ability to double on a variety stringed instruments has allowed Chip to work with the national touring companies of ChicagoMonty Python's Spam-a-LotThe Lion King, High School Musical, 9 To 5Shrek: The Musical, The Addams FamilyAnything Goes, Motown, and many others.

Chip is a graduate of the University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Music (1997) and a Master of Music (2002) in Jazz Guitar Performance.  During his time at the Univ. of Memphis, he studied privately with former Count Basie guitarist Charlton Johnson as well as studying occasionally with jazz guitar great Calvin Newborn.

Chip currently teaches guitar at Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro, TN) and Columbia State Community College (Franklin, TN).  Along with his teaching duties in the Nashville area, Chip is also a freelance arranger for Hal Leonard's Jazz Guitar Division and has been a regular contributor to Just Jazz Guitar Magazine since 2007.​

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