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Cory Henry

Aug 10, Saturday - 8pm
Jay Paul Company Main Stage

Cory Henry is a pianist, organist, composer and producer who draws from myriad influences, including jazz, gospel, soul, hip-hop and funk. A former member of the worldwide jazz/funk phenomenon Snarky Puppy, he has released eight albums as a leader in the past decade.

In 2021, Henry’s album Something to Say was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Progressive R&B Album. Prior to that, he received three Grammys for his work with Snarky Puppy. It was also during his tenure with that band that Henry performed a Hammond B-3 organ solo on the tune “Lingus (We Like it Here),” during  a live performance in the Netherlands, that has racked up more than 30 million YouTube views. 

Henry’s latest release, Operation Funk, has garnered attention from fans all over the world. He has performed sold-out shows in Israel, Spain, Amsterdam, Australia and throughout the United States. He performs at Summer Fest with the Funk Apostles, a band consisting of musicians he met while touring. “There’s a great sense of camaraderie from the giant personalities onstage,” said Jazzwise magazine and described the group’s music as a “very big, shiny and compelling sound.”Adds regular guitarist Sharay Reed, “We keep the asses shakin’, the heads noddin’, and the hearts full.” 

Henry sums it up a different way “All through my life, I’ve always been trying to do my thing. I’ve always made music the way I want to.”

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In 2021, Henry’s album Something to Say was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Progressive R&B Album. Prior to that, he received three Grammys for his work with Snarky Puppy. It was also during his tenure with that band that Henry performed a Hammond B-3 organ solo on the tune “Lingus (We Like it Here),” during  a live performance in the Netherlands, that has racked up more than 30 million YouTube views. 

Henry’s latest release, Operation Funk, has garnered attention from fans all over the world. He has performed sold-out shows in Israel, Spain, Amsterdam, Australia and throughout the United States. He performs at Summer Fest with the Funk Apostles, a band consisting of musicians he met while touring. “There’s a great sense of camaraderie from the giant personalities onstage,” said Jazzwise magazine and described the group’s music as a “very big, shiny and compelling sound.”Adds regular guitarist Sharay Reed, “We keep the asses shakin’, the heads noddin’, and the hearts full.” 

Henry sums it up a different way “All through my life, I’ve always been trying to do my thing. I’ve always made music the way I want to.”

coryhenry.com
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