Bio

Trumpet player Jake Henry  is  part of a new generation of New York improvisers and composers. He plays with fire; his angular melodies combining with fast burs of air. Henry artfully blends free melody and extended techniques with complexly beautiful composition. Jake is an active performer, composer and improviser on Brooklyn's young jazz and avantgarde scenes.  He was raised in Toronto, Ontario, playing both guitar and trumpet before ultimately switching to the trumpet in 2003.  

Jake holds a B.Mus. from McGill University in Montreal and an M.A. from the City College of New York CUNY in New York City.  He is an alumni of Dave Douglas' workshop in Jazz and Creative Music at the Banff Centre for the Performing Arts, having attended twice, in 2006 and 2010.

He was born in Toronto, Ontario, learning to play both guitar and trumpet in high school before ultimately switching to the trumpet in 2003. Jake holds a B.Mus. from McGill University in Montreal and an M.A. from the City College of New York CUNY in New York City. He is an alumni of Dave Douglas’ workshop in Jazz and Creative Music at the Banff Centre for the Performing Arts, having attended twice, in 2006 and 2010. He has studied primarily with Tony Malaby, John Patitucci, Ralph Alessi, Laurie Frink, Brian Sand, Bill Mahar, Chris McCann and Lorne Lofsky.

Jake performs regularly in New York City and around the USA and Canada with his trio Sweet Talk (with Dustin Carlson and Devin Drobka), his duo Du-Ah-Oh! with prepared bass virtuoso Sean Ali, quartet Perfect Friend and various other ensembles, both improvised and composed. He has performed and recorded with award winning musicians across many disciplines.  

His debut album with Sweet Talk, entitled "Glitterbomb" was released on Prom Night Records in April 2013.