Cory Henry + Josh Barry
Cory Henry is a Grammy Award winning artist, composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist and all-around keyboard master.
Growing up in Brooklyn, New York, Cory Henry’s childhood existed within the pages of sheet music. At the age of two, Cory began playing the organ and by high school, he was a permanent fixture in New York’s rising star venue the Village Underground. From there, his career in music catapulted him onto touring stages with legends like Roots, Kirk Franklin and Kenny Garrett.
In 2014, Cory released his first solo project First Steps, which reached the Top 5 of Billboard’s Jazz Albums chart while his 2016 gospel/jazz fusion live album The Revival was critically acclaimed and featured on NPR’s All Things Considered. Two years later, Cory Henry and The Funk Apostles released their first album Art of Love with praise from the New York Times, Billboard and NPR.
Now, Henry is back with project Something To Say. Born from a period of deep reflection, Cory translates his feelings into song and tackles subjects like love, breakups, social consciousness, injustices and the effects of being emotionally drained. Throughout each message on Something To Say, Cory ultimately hopes to unify listeners through a solid foundation of music that people can feel.
Opening for Cory Henry is Josh Barry, a modern virtuoso synonymous with the energy of heroes such as James Brown and Jimi Hendrix. Finding inspiration from some of the greatest souls of the 70's and making his sound completely his own, with no limits.
Josh has featured on dance hits with the likes of Gorgon City, Sonny Fodera, The Martinez Brothers & Rudimental. In addition to this Josh recently collaborated and featured alongside Nile Rogers and Wh0 on their song, ‘Better Day’.
“I love Cory Henry’s skills in improvisation and 'gospelized' jazz style. The combination of jazz improv with funk, jam band styles, and influences from gospel and soul music is something I'd love to witness live.”Rouhangeze, Jazz FM Recommends 2023