Organ Virtuoso Cory Henry has announced his fall tour in support of his recent EP, Art Of Love, available now. A full list of tour dates with his band The Funk Apostles can be found below.
Recorded in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Art Of Love was tracked live to tape in an effort both to capture the inimitable energy of his band The Funk Apostles' live shows and to channel the warm analog vibes of the 1970s. While Henry may be renowned for his gifts as an improviser, the album serves as a showcase for his skills as a songwriter and producer, rich with intricate arrangements and memorable hooks. That's not to say it's without spontaneity, though - the band worked with minimal rehearsal and several tracks are actually first-take recordings.
"I want to make music that really means something," Henry explains. "I think of the 60s and 70s as this golden era of music, and if you look at some of the top artists then like Curtis Mayfield and Stevie Wonder, they were singing about what was happening around them in this creative way that made people want to act. They used music as a tool to reach the world and bring about change to help make it a better place. I want to do that, too."
The Funk Apostles are Cory Henry (Hammond B3, synthesizer, vocals), Nicholas Semrad (synthesizer), Adam Agati (guitar), Taron Locket (drums), Sharay Reed (bass), Denise Stoudmire (vocals), and Tiffany Stevenson (vocals). No strangers to the road, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles have toured throughout the U.S. and internationally, hitting festivals such as Montreux Jazz Festival, Okeechobee, Electric Forest, North Sea Jazz, Love Supreme Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, and more.
A Brooklyn native, Henry may be best known for his role in jazz-pop orchestra Snarky Puppy, and has won a pair of Grammy Awards for his work with the band since 2012. Henry has also proven himself to be a remarkable singer and songwriter through his work with The Funk Apostles.
Art Of Love is the first full band release, and is now available for download / purchase. For more information, please visit: https://www.coryhenrymusic.com/
Art Of Love Tracklisting:
01. Trade It All
02. In the Water
03. Our Affairs
04. Just a Word
05. Takes All Time
06. Send Me a Sign
Upcoming Tour Dates
*Cory Henry solo set
August 3 - Newport, RI @ Newport Jazz
August 4 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
August 5 - Telluride, CO @ Telluride Jazz Festival
August 26 - 29 - Big Fork, MT @ Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation*
September 1 - North Adams, MA @ MASS MoCA
September 8 - Arlington, VA @ Rosslyn Jazz Festival
September 9 - Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
September 11 - Columbus, OH @ Skullys Music Diner
September 12 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
September 13 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
September 15 - Indianapolis, IN @ Indy Jazz Festival
September 17 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
September 19 - Seattle, WA @ Nectar Lounge
September 21 - Portland, OR @ Star Theater
September 22 - San Francisco, CA @ SF Jazz
September 29 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Comes Alive*
October 1 - New York, NY @ Blue Note*
October 8 - New York, NY @ Blue Note*
October 15 - New York, NY @ Blue Note*
October 22 - New York, NY @ Blue Note*
October 29 - New York, NY @ Blue Notes*