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Bruce Henry Live & Natural

Bruce Henry Live & Natural

  • By Bruce Henry
  • Release 25/07/2014
  • Music Genre Jazz
  • Media Format CD
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'His joy is contagious. He nearly overpowers with emotion, leaving one breathless. When he improvises it's as if creating a ceremonial chant from ancient fragments. His voice is his horn, and he can swing like Goodman, spin and spiral like Parker, or levitate like Coltrane.'... Andrea Canter - JazzInk Bruce Henry Live and Natural Special Guests: Gregoire Maret and Irv Williams Vocalist Bruce Henry has been called a Jazz Messenger by more than one music critic. The messenger is back! Bruce Henry's latest release once again combines the qualities that earned him that title. Bruce Henry Live and Natural is a jazz project that combines mostly live performances with unreleased tracks that bring their own energy and all express Henry as he is. Evocative. Eclectic. Creative. Principled. He is joined by musicians who offer consummate skills as individuals and together they are like a herd of thoroughbreds...and he let's them RUN. The result is 11 tracks, each of which is a window into Henry's soul; each of which expresses his connection to important elements of human existence...Henry style. Henry believes that jazz is the most eclectic musical genre. Live and Natural starts with music originally from a variety of genres and puts them through the Henry filter. What comes out is jazz; jazz that is reinforced in it's eclecticism by the inclusion of harmonica interludes on eight of the tracks. Much like the violin performances on his previous release, Connections, the addition of the harmonica raises the bar. Bio Bruce A. Henry is a vocalist, performer and educator extraordinaire. Henry's eclectic vocal style has been influenced by legends such as John Coltrane, Leon Thomas, Gil Scott Heron, Al Jarreau, Nina Simone and Marvin Gaye. Bruce possesses a three-octave range, a pure voice with versatility few can match. Bruce's music has taken him to five continents and he has recorded for Disney, HBO and numerous national ad campaigns. In addition he has performed with and opened for the likes of Doc Severinson, Roberta Flack, Chris Botti, Ramsey Lewis, Stephane Grapelli, Jimmy Jam and The Sounds of Blackness. Biography Performed Cuban National Theater, Havana, Cuba -2013 Performed Hopkins Center of The Arts Tribute to Marvin Gaye Hopkins, Minnesota -2012 Performed Olympia Garden Theater, Toronto, Canada - 2010 Performed Ravina Lawndale Jazz Festival, Chicago, Illinois 2010 Opened for Ramsey Lewis, Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis - 2009 Performed Soul of Gershwin, Parker Playhouse, Ft. Lauderdale 2008 Performed The Artist Quarter, St. Paul, MN - 2008 Performed The Dakota Jazz Club, Minneapolis - 2008 Composer for The Twin Cities Women's Chorus - 2008 Opened for Chris Botti Orpheum Theater, Minneapolis - 2006 Founder and Creative Director for The Freedom Train Ensemble - 2005 Orchestra performance with Doc Severinsen and The Minnesota Orchestra - 2005 Hot Summer Jazz Fest, Minneapolis - 2005 Opened for Roberta Flack Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis - 2004 Composer Steppingstone Theater, Right Place Wrong Time - 2003 Performed vocals for Disney's Lost River soundtrack -2002 Performed with Dennis DiBlasio - 2003 Composition project with Bobby McFerrin - 2001 Klezmer Music Festival Zafed, Israel - 2000 Music Director African Amercan Cultural Center - 1979-1982 Performed Le Bilboquet, Paris France -1997.

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Artist: Bruce Henry
Title: Bruce Henry Live & Natural
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 25/07/2014
Label: CD Baby
Media Format: CD
UPC: 707541778695

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