Corey Henry

Corey Henry
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MUSICAN, BAND LEADER, SINGER, SONGWRITER, MUSIC PRODUCER

A Brooklyn native, Henry may be best known for his role in Snarky Puppy, the instrumental jazz-pop orchestra hailed by Rolling Stone as “one of the more versatile groups on the planet right now.” He’s won a pair of GRAMMY Awards for his work with the band since 2012, but Henry’s deft keyboard skills have been blowing minds around the world for more than two decades now. At six, he made his debut at Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theater, and at nineteen, he joined the touring band of jazz icon Kenny Garrett. Since then, he’s toured or recorded with everyone from Bruce Springsteen and The Roots to P. Diddy and Yolanda Adams in addition to cracking the Top 10 on Billboard’s Jazz charts with a pair of solo albums. NPR called him “a master” and said his “musical charisma is a match for a nearly 400 pound organ,” while Keyboard Magazine dubbed his playing “soulful, church-y, playful, restrained, and virtuosic,” and The Boston Globe raved that “if anyone’s going to preach the gospel of the Hammond organ, it should be Cory Henry.”

The gospel, in fact, is where it all began for Henry. He grew up performing and singing in church (a recent documentary titled ‘Gotcha Now’ features incredible footage of him tearing up the organ there at the age of four), but he refrained from sharing his voice with the world outside those holy halls for many years.

THE THREE TIME GRAMMY WINNING PIANIST, SINGER AND COMPOSER HAS TOURED WITH THE LIKES OF BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, DIDDY AND THE ROOTS. NPR CALLED HIM “A MASTER” AND SAID HIS “MUSICAL CHARISMA IS A MATCH FOR A NEARLY 400 POUND ORGAN,” WHILE KEYBOARD MAGAZINE DUBBED HIS PLAYING “SOULFUL, CHURCH-Y, PLAYFUL, RESTRAINED, AND VIRTUOSIC,” AND THE BOSTON GLOBE RAVED THAT “IF ANYONE’S GOING TO PREACH THE GOSPEL OF THE HAMMOND ORGAN, IT SHOULD BE CORY HENRY.”

 DEBUT ALBUM FIRST STEPS PEAKED AT NO. 4 ON TOP JAZZ ALBUMS AND NO. 30 ON TOP HEATSEEKERS ALBUMS.

SECOND ALBUM THE REVIVAL PEAKED AT NO. 2 ON TOP JAZZ ALBUMS AND NO. 5 ON TOP GOSPEL ALBUMS.

PERFORMED WITH ARETHA FRANKLIN AND RECENTLY PLAYED ALONGSIDE THE ROOTS ON JIMMY FALLON.

2018 FESTIVALS PERFORMANCES INCLUDE ELECTRIC FOREST, OKEECHOBEE, NEWPORT JAZZ, JOSHUA TREE, MONTREAL JAZZ, TELLURIDE JAZZ AND DOZENS OF OTHERS.

TOURED WITH BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, MICHAEL MCDONALD, P. DIDDY, BOYZ II MEN, KENNY GARRETT, THE ROOTS, AND MANY TOP GOSPEL ARTISTS.

Classique has been working with International Artistes from around the world for over 20 years, whether they are ‘A’ list celebrities, Chart Toppers, performers from TV talent shows or Celebrity DJs. Along with our in-house production team, we pull together all the details – dealing with flights, transfers, accommodation and riders for all the major artists and their teams.

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