BRUCE HENRY QUARTET
"His voice is his horn, and he can swing like Goodman, spin and spiral like Parker, or levitate like Coltrane."
Andrea Canter - JazzInkBlog
"His range is extraordinary, and his on-stage
presentation is at once commanding and full of charm. He is a talent of the first order."
Stephen L. Salyer, President American Public Radio
Bruce Henry - vocals
Tom Vaitsas - piano
Chuck Webb - bass
Linard Stroud - drums
Bruce A. Henry is a vocalist, historian, storyteller, composer and performer extraordinaire. A baritone, whose three-and-a-half octave range allows him to sing tenor, alto and falsetto, Bruce has a pure voice with a 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, Bruce 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.
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. He has a deep understanding of the connection between history, music and culture, and how generations of expression build upon one another. Bruce developed The Evolution of African American Music to teach the rich connection from traditional African music to the contemporary music we hear today.