Projects

Sweet Talk

Henry’s compositions blend off-kilter melodies with intricate fingerpicked guitar that the band deconstructs into everything from trashy noise rock to delicately developed soundscapes.

"This young New York trio balances churning intensity with clear-eyed lyricism" - Peter Margasak (Chicago Reader)

Jake Henry - trumpet
Dustin Carlson - guitar
Cody Brown - drums

Perfect Friend

Jake Henry - trumpet
Nathaniel Morgan - alto saxophone
Aryeh Kobrinsky - bass
Cody Brown - drums

100x Yourself

Chamber music meets trio free jazz.

Jake Henry - trumpet
Adam Hopkins - bass
Flin van Hemmen - drums

Du-ah-oh !

Du-ah-oh! is an improvised duo of trumpeter Jake Henry and bassist Sean Ali. Henry and Ali are improvisers of extraordinary depth and clarity, making every performance truly unique. Their duo project, active since late 2011, takes instrumental improvisation to new areas of timbre and texture, melody and counterpoint. In performance the two musicians find tremendous common ground while managing to never sacrificing their own individuality. The duo perform regularly in New York and have performed in cities across the US east coast.

Boneyard

“Boneyard” is a staged sterephonic piece for four improvising wind or brass instruments, to be performed outdoors. It was written to be an immersive musical experience that simply happens from out of nature. The world premier took place in July of 2014 at the Traysh Music Festival in Chesterhill, OH.

The piece starts at dusk. The only thing visible to the audience is a soft lamp in the centre of the crowd with four music stands surrounding it. The musicians are hidden from the audience in the trees or in the meadow, facing backward so as to disperse their sound. It begins unannounced with a trumpet sounding in the distance. The sound echoes off the hills. Slowly from all sides the other musicians answer. Over the next 12-15 minutes the musicians gradually emerge turning to face each other, their unison spreads into widening harmony, and as their proximity to the centre of the crowd increases so to does the pacing of the music. As the pacing of the music increases, the sun sets, the crickets chime in and the lamp lit music stands with the musicians slowly approaching become the focal point of the audience. The audience may or may not recognize the starting note of the piece as its beginning, but within minutes the performance makes itself obvious.

Musicians :

Jake Henry - trumpet
Peter Hanson - alto saxophone
Nathaniel Morgan - alto saxophone
Angela Morris - tenor saxophone

Duo with Kenny Warren

Compositions and improvisations for two trumpets.

Jake Henry - trumpet
Kenny Warren - trumpet

Trio

Jake Henry - trumpet
Aryeh Kobrinsky - bass
Cody Brown - drums

Jake Henry Quartet

Jake Henry - trumpet
Dustin Carlson - guitar
Will McEvoy - bass
Flin Van Hemmen - drums