Previously it would have been natural to present Cory Henry as the keyboardist in the very popular musicians’ collective Snarky Puppy, but following several years of intensive tournament engagements, we can safely say that Cory Henry is now standing firmly on his own two feet. He’s guested most of the jazz festivals in Norway and played a sell-out gig at a pulsating Cosmopolite in 2017. In August he flies across the Atlantic with his Funk Apostles to play the OJF and a handful of other jazz festivals in Norway. We Norwegians obviously cannot get enough of the jazzy organ funk that Henry provides.
In addition to the above-mentioned Snarky Puppy, Cory Henry has played with artists like P. Diddy, Bruce Spingsteen, The Roots and Yolanda Adams, to name just a few. But it all started back in church, with church organ and gospel music. In his local parish Henry was able to get thoroughly acquainted with the keys of the church organ at only 4 years of age. As a six-year-old he played his debut concert at Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theatre, and at age19 he was recruited to play with Kenny Garrett.
The Funk Apostles consist of musicians that Henry has met while touring throughout the years: a band consisting of musicians that have previously played with artists such as Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Erykah Badu, Booker T. Jones, Ludacris, Lauryn Hill andBilal. Together they’ll be serving up a potent mix of gospel, soul, funk and jazz that’s guaranteed to get Rockefeller in the groove on Monday 13 August.