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Bruce A. Henry Returns to Crooners

Aug 23 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

$25.00 - $35.00
Dinner and cocktail seating and service begins 1 hour before showtimes.

Jazz, Soul

Join us on August 23, 2024, for an unforgettable evening as Bruce Henry returns to Crooners with an all-star ensemble. Known for his soulful and dynamic performances, Bruce Henry promises a night filled with passion and exceptional music. Experience a captivating mix of jazz, soul classics, and rare gems that will leave you inspired and entertained. Don’t miss this chance to witness one of the finest voices in jazz!

Bruce Henry Vocals

David Feily Guitar
Kevin Washington Drums
Jeff Bailey Bass
Kavy Kaviraj Piano

Born in West Point, Mississippi, home of Howling Wolf, Bruce A. Henry was singing publicly by the age of 5 in his Baptist church on the West side of Chicago. Henry’s musical education as a child included immersion in the work of Count Basie and Duke Ellington, favorites of Bruce’s father (a pianist and Bruce’s first musical mentor). Although Henry was classically trained at the Chicago Conservatory of Music, his love for improvisation proved to be a stronger calling. Influenced by Nina Simone, Al Jarreau and John Coltrane, to name a few, Bruce’s journey has resulted in an eclectic style of vocals and composition.

Bruce possesses a three and one-half octave range, a pure voice with versatility and depth that few can match. His passion for an ever-expanding vision, both musically and personally, is the heart of his artistic vision. Bruce’s music has taken him to five continents, garnering a large following in France and the Far East. His voice and compositions have been heard on a Worldwide Radio Live Concert on the B.B.C. as well as notable movie soundtracks; Henry has performed on such exotic and legendary stages as the Havana Conservatory of Music, the Klezmer Festival in Israel, Le Bilboquet in Paris, The Whitbread in London, the Coconut Grove in Miami, the Waldorf Astoria in New York City and the Grand Wailea in Maui. Henry has also performed with Doc Severinsen, The Sounds of Blackness, Bobby McFerrin and opened for the likes of Roberta Flack, Natalie Cole and Stephan Grappelli, Ramsey Lewis and Chris Botti.

Bruce is a highly sought-after performer in Chicago Jazz venues and churches of all denominations. Despite his frenetic performing and recording schedule, Bruce is a committed educator whose “Evolution of African American Music” workshop is an inspirational presentation indeed.

“We can’t turn away when Bruce is on stage. His presence is simultaneously commanding and approachable. His joy is contagious. He nearly overpowers with emotion, leaving one breathless but still standing. When he improvises it’s as if creating a ceremonial chant from ancient fragments. His voice is his horn, and he can swing like Goodman, spin and spiral like Parker, or levitate like Coltrane.” – Andrea Canter, Jazz Police


Aug 23
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$25.00 - $35.00
Tickets Here:


Crooners Main Stage
6161 Hwy 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN 55432 United States

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