WINNER OF EMERGING EXCELLENCE AWARD 2014
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WINNER OF BEST NEWCOMER AWARD MARLBOROUGH JAZZ FESTIVAL

“Contender for Album of The Year” – All About Jazz   
5 Stars★★★★★– InMusic (Germany)   
“Henry Spencer is considered one of the great talents of the British jazz scene. His great talent is drawing a high level of recognition. Listen to Spencer’s genius”


‘Henry Spencer’s music had a unique focus and quality rarely experienced from others of his generation...originals with real meaning’
- Paul Pace, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club


 

About Henry Spencer

Henry Spencer is a multi-award winning trumpeter, composer and bandleader. With collaboration of Grammy Award Winner Dave Darlington in New York, he released his album, The Reasons Don’t Change (Whirlwind Recordings) receiving critical acclaim throughout Europe. Henry’s increasing international touring schedule with his band Henry Spencer & Juncture has led to growing audiences, drawing fans and media attention internationally: 

“Contender for Album of The Year” – All About Jazz 
5 Stars★★★★★– InMusic (Germany) 
“Henry Spencer is considered one of the great talents of the British jazz scene. His great talent is drawing a high level of recognition. Listen to Spencer’s genius” 
“Spectacular” – The Guardian 
- More from JazzThing, Jazzwise etc

Henry is currently working on his new album with 2 Platinum-selling producers (Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, John Lenon, Kate Bush, Richard Ashcroft, Head engineer at Air Studios London for many years) and a composer for London Symphony Orchestra. 

“Astonishing dynamic variety, compositional flair and a measured vigour mark out this fast-rising star of the London scene and his multi-award-winning and close-knit band: emotive and evocative music that touches jazz, rock and minimalism and makes for an energising sound of its own.” 

The deep musical understanding between the musicians combined with Henry’s fresh compositional approach led them to winning the Best Newcomer Award at Marlborough Jazz Festival and The Emerging Excellence Award (HMUK). 

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Along with his own original projects, Henry also performs in a range of ensembles and features as a soloist in jazz groups, big bands, pop/rock bands and for recording sessions. Henry has performed with and continues to work with many notable ensembles and musicians. A few include George Porter Jr (The Meters), Crowd Company, Monophonics, Ollie Howell, Anthony Strong, The London Salsa All Stars, the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, London City Big Band and the London Jazz Orchestra. When not performing or composing, Henry also teaches jazz and trumpet. 

Born in Wiltshire, Henry started playing the piano at a very young age and later the trumpet at the age of ten. In 2006 he was awarded a DfES scholarship as a Specialist Musician at Wells Cathedral School. In 2008, he successfully auditioned winning a place on the four-year jazz course (BMus Hons) at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Having moved to London in 2008, Henry immediately began working outside and independently of college as a freelance/jazz musician in a vast range of ensembles and projects, alongside being a student at the conservatoire. He studied and was involved in masterclasses with musicians such as Dave Liebman, John Scofield, Randy Brecker, Joshua Redman and Christian McBride. Nick Smart, Robbie Robson, Trevor Tomkins, Scott Stroman, Martin Hathaway, Carlos Lopez-real, Malcolm Edmonstone, Noel Langley and Gerard Presencer also tutored him.

For further information about Henry Spencer see the recent interview below.