Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles
Walker Recital Hall
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 7:30 pm
A rising keyboard master and composer, Cory Henry has performed with artists ranging from Kenny Garrett and Robert Glasper to Bruce Springsteen. He’s a core member of bassist and bandleader Michael League’s funk juggernaut Snarky Puppy, winning a 2014 Grammy with the band for Best R&B Performance and a 2016 Grammy for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album. He currently leads his own hard-driving Funk Apostles band. With a style owing more to idols Oscar Peterson and Art Tatum than the typical Hammond organ heroes who preceded him, Cory Henry has captured the imagination of music fans of all stripes, creating an alchemy of gospel-inflected R&B, funk, jazz and global influences that move the body and touch the soul.
“A powerful, slick and raucous new brand of funk.” - JazzWise Magazine
This engagement of Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles is made possible through the Jazz Touring Network program of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.