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Joseph Henson

Associate Professor of Commercial Music and Jazz Studies


  • M.M. University of North Texas
  • B.M. University of South Carolina



Joseph Henson, formerly a member of the US Army Blues Jazz Ensemble from Washington, D.C., retired in December 2018 to become Associate Professor of Commercial Music and Jazz Studies at the Liberty University School of Music. He has played saxophone and written music for the Blues for 21 years and has also been the band’s Musical Director for the past few years. Mr. Henson hold degrees in music from the University of South Carolina and the University of North Texas, and performs regularly in the D.C. area with a wide variety of groups, including his own quintet. He and his wife Mary live in Forest, VA with four of their five kids.

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