April showers?

Ah, how we humans tread such a thin line of survival to oppulance, especially here in California. Not many showers in California at all, so if you want to see some live music before the drought overtakes us, go to my calendar section "shows" and see where I'll be.

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Fall 2014

Hello everyone,

The summer was spent bicycling across the US! You can read about the adventure on my blog: www.henryadventures.tumblr.com

Many shows coming up this Fall, including the Klaxon Mutant Allstars performing at Duende in September and at the California Jazz Conservatory (formerly known as the Jazzschool)...

Busy May coming up!

First of all, thanks for all who came to the performances at OCD with Hope Mohr Dance. What a wonderful experience and I hope there will be more in the future. You can read a review of the show at the link provided.

MAY looks to be a great month....

Grammy winner!?!

One of the groups I had the honor to record and perform with, the Pacific Mambo Orchestra won the 2014 Grammy for Best Tropical/ Latin album! It is a classic underdog story and many congratulations to my fellow band members who worked so hard to achieve this amazing award, especially...

Hope Mohr Dance at ODC in April 2014

Excited to share with you all my upcoming project with the great Bay Area choreographer Hope Mohr. We shall be debuting a new piece called Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction in April 2014 at the ODC Theater in San Francisco. I am truly looking forward to our upcoming collaboration where...

Summer and Fall

I've added a whole bunch of transcriptions since the last time. A couple of Dave Burns solos from his own albums off of the Vanguard label and some solos of him as a sideman with Johnny Griffin, Billy Mitchell, and Leo Parker. There's also some solos from Tom Harrell, KD,...

May?

OK, I'm just writing this update because I haven't written anything yet for 2013. Really, five months is enough time. OK- lots of news musically and non-musical.

The year started well with the opening of the new SFJazz Center in January where I performed the ribbon cutting ceremony performing the...

More transcriptions!

I am happy to offer more transcriptions this month and there are more in the works! I am especially happy to offer transcriptions from one of my most influential teachers, the late Mr. Dave Burns.

There's also some solos from Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Miles, and others.

ALSO I have added...

Beginnings and endings

With much sadness, the performances of the WE Players' production of the Odyssey on Angel Island has come to a close. A celebratory cruise around Angel Island after our last show, the actors, production crew, and musicians had the opportunity to bring closure to an experience that all of us...

The Odyssey on Angel Island

So thrilled to be a part of the historic performance of The Odyssey on Angel Island throughout May and June. Experience Homer's epic tale while exploring Angel Island. I'll be a travelling bard, a herald for the gods, and the spirit of Cerebus- while playing either trumpet, trombone, or...guitar....

Video!

Got to shoot a music video with Guards-a great indie rock group from NYC. I'm actually "playing" french horn AND singing on this. Yes, you read that correctly. Let me explain- I get the call- "you play baritone, right?" (I HAVE a baritone, playing it very well is another...

The Novelty

Just listened to a great Radiolab episode called "Games" and it had a segment about a specifically wonderful moment that occurs in the game of chess that resonates with many musical situations I've recently been involved with. Throughout the years chess games have been documented thoroughly and as a result...

Content and transcriptions!

Still trying to upload a lot of the old mp3 files from my old website and trying to get pdfs of transcriptions I've done over the years to be available to download. I still haven't figured out how to properly label them on this website designer, so bare with me....

Updating....

I decided to abandon my old lifeless html pages (which were really blown up pictures from my phone used as background images) and enter the livelier world of flash based websites. Yay. Hope you enjoy.