Bill McHenry

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Bill McHenry
Background information
Born Blue Hill, Maine, U.S.
Genres Jazz, avant-garde jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Saxophone
Labels Fresh Sound, Sunnyside
Associated acts Reid Anderson

Bill McHenry is an American jazz saxophonist and composer. He is the leader of the Bill McHenry Quartet and has released ten albums under his own name, in addition to collaborating on many others.


McHenry was born in Blue Hill, Maine. He attended the Interlochen Arts Academy, and went on to study at the New England Conservatory of Music. He currently lives in New York, Barcelona, and Maine.


  • Rest Stop (1998)
  • Graphic (1999)
  • Live at Smalls (with Reid Anderson, Ethan Iverson, and Jeff Williams) (2000)
  • Bill McHenry Quartet feat. Paul Motian (2003)
  • Sonic Pressure (2007)
  • Roses (2007)
  • Rediscovery (with John McNeil) (2008)
  • Bloom (with Ben Monder) (2009)
  • Chill Morn He Climb Jenny (with John McNeil) (2010)
  • Ghosts of the Sun (2011)
  • La Peur De Vide (2012)
  • Ben Entrada La Nit (2018)

With Avishai Cohen


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