Drummer with syncopated grooves and sweet vocals
Starting at seven years old, James Henry has studied with world-renowned drummers Art Blakey, Gaylord Birch, Narada Michael Walden, Pete Escovedo, Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste, and Larry Vann. Mixing syncopated grooves and sweet vocals, Henry’s music combines the world influences of Jungle, Caribbean, Afro-Soca, and Fusion with Jazz, R&B, and Soul.
It’s hard to imagine a performer with more heart and soul than James Henry. With over a decade of experience, he is an educator, session player, producer, and owns his own label, Sun Imani Records. He’s played and recorded with Lisa Fischer, Earl Klugh, Sting, Mary Wilson, Bob Weir, and Carlos Santana.
Working hard to keep both African culture and the art of drumming alive, Henry has received awards for Best Quality and Arrangements on Faith in the Village, Spirit Drum, Dragonfly, and Sunsplash.
Aside from the many street-side parking spaces, there are 3 parking lots / garages within one to two blocks of the venue. There is a two story large parking structure behind the Fenix. If you can’t find a space there, seek out the lot at Lootens Place and fifth street (1-1/2 blocks away) and the multi floor lot at A and third streets (2 blocks away).