Cory Henry

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Cory Henry
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Cory Henry in 2014.
Background information
Birth nameCory Alexander Henry
Born (1987-02-27) February 27, 1987 (age 32)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
GenresJazz, gospel, jazz-funk
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, music producer
InstrumentsB3 organ, Korg KingKorg, piano, vocals, keyboards,drums,synths and Harpejji.
Years active2006–present
LabelsWild Willis Jones, GroundUp
Associated actsCory Henry & The Funk Apostles, Snarky Puppy, Jacob Collier
Websitecoryhenrymusic.com

Cory Alexander Henry (born February 27, 1987) is an American jazz organist and pianist, gospel musician, and music producer. He started his music career in 2006 by touring with various mainstream and gospel artists. Henry has released three albums, Gotcha Now Doc (2012), First Steps (2014), and The Revival (2016), the later two of which charted on the Billboard charts. He previously performed and recorded with the Brooklyn-based jazz ensemble Snarky Puppy.

Cory now tours and records with his band Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles.

Early life[edit]

Henry was born in Brooklyn, New York,[1] where he was playing both the piano and B3 organ at just two years old. He played a show at the Apollo Theater when he was six.[2][3]

Music career[edit]

His musical touring began in 2006, and he has since toured with many mainstream artists, including Bruce Springsteen, Michael McDonald, P. Diddy, Boyz II Men, Kenny Garrett, and The Roots, and gospel artists, among them Israel Houghton, Donnie McClurkin, Kirk Franklin, and Yolanda Adams.[2]

He released his album First Steps on July 21, 2014, with Wild Willis Jones Records. The album charted on the Billboard charts and placed on the Top Jazz Albums and Top Heatseekers Albums, peaking at numbers five and 30, respectively.[4][5] His second album, a live recording, The Revival, was released on March 18, 2016, by GroundUp Music.[6] The album charted on the Top Gospel Albums and Top Jazz Albums, where it peaked at number five and number two[7][8] respectively.

On April 13, 2018, Cory released his debut single "Trade It All" with his band The Funk Apostles.[9]. Three months later, on July 13, 2018, Cory released "Art of Love", his first album with The Funk Apostles.[10]

Discography[edit]

List of selected albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
Gos
US
Jazz
US
Heat
First Steps 5[4] 30[5]
The Revival 5[7] 2[8]
Art of Love

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ragman. "Cory Henry biography". Ragman. Retrieved March 30, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Leggett, Steve. "Cory Henry : Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved March 30, 2016.
  3. ^ Incollingo, Joe (February 25, 2016). "Snarky Puppy's Cory Henry on five organ essentials". The Boston Globe. Retrieved March 30, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Billboard (August 9, 2014). "Cory Henry - Chart history (Top Jazz Albums)". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 30, 2016.
  5. ^ a b Billboard (August 9, 2014). "Cory Henry - Chart history (Top Heatseekers Albums)". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 30, 2016.
  6. ^ Schultz, Barbara (March 18, 2016). "Album Review: Cory Henry - "The Revival"". Keyboard. Retrieved March 30, 2016.
  7. ^ a b Billboard (April 9, 2016). "Cory Henry - Chart history (Top Gospel Albums)". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 30, 2016.
  8. ^ a b Billboard (April 9, 2016). "Cory Henry - Chart history (Top Jazz Albums)". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 30, 2016.
  9. ^ "Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles Release Debut Studio Track [Listen]". L4LM. 2018-04-13. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  10. ^ ‎Art of Love by Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, retrieved 2019-02-13

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