“ON ITS DEBUT ALBUM ‘GLITTERBOMB,’ THIS YOUNG NEW YORK TRIO BALANCES CHURNING INTENSITY WITH CLEAR-EYED LYRICISM… TRUMPETER JAKE HENRY BUTTS SWEET-TONED MELODIES UP AGAINST STRIDENT, UNPITCHED SQUALLS A LA AXEL DÖRNER… IT’S SURPRISES LIKE THIS THAT KEEP SWEET TALK’S RENDITIONS OF ITS TUNEFUL COMPOSITIONS FROM EVER FEELING PREDICTABLE.” – PETER MARGASAK (CHICAGO READER)
Trumpet player and composer Jake Henry was born in Toronto, Ontario. He studied and played guitar and trumpet in his teens both in school and professionally, gradually focusing more and more on the trumpet. In 2003 Jake moved to Montreal to study at McGill University.
Jake holds a B.Mus. from McGill University in Montreal and an M.A. from the City College of New York CUNY in New York City. He is an alumni of Dave Douglas’ workshop in Jazz and Creative Music at the Banff Centre for the Performing Arts, having attended twice, in 2006 and 2010. He has studied with Tony Malaby, John Patitucci, Ralph Alessi and others.
Jake performs regularly in New York City with his trio Sweet Talk, with Dustin Carlson and Devin Drobka, his duo with prepared bass virtuoso Sean Ali and various improvising ensembles. Some others that he has played with include Patrick Breiner, Will McEvoy, Brad Henkel, Nathaniel Morgan, Devin Gray, Kate Pittman, Kenny Warren, Dave Miller, Adam Hopkins, Andrew Smiley, Nathan Ellman-Bell, Carlo Costa, Flin van Hemmen, Dan Peck, Darcy James Argue, Dave Douglas, David Virelles, John Patitucci, Mike Holober, Leif Vollebeck, Torquil Campbell, TV on the Radio, Arcade Fire and many many more.
His debut album with Sweet Talk, entitled “Glitterbomb” was released on Prom Night Records in April 2013. Jake also is an active curator in the Brooklyn DIY jazz scene, and is founder of Sounds and Sounds @ LaunchPad and Intuit @ LARK cafe (co-curated with Carlo Costa).
Web site: www.jakehenrymusic.com
Video link: https://vimeo.com/63292262