On his latest debut album with The Funk Apostles, ‘Art of Love,’ organ virtuoso Cory Henry demonstrates that he’s more than up for the challenge, moving from sideman to frontman with seemingly effortless grace and cool. Best known for his role in Snarky Puppy, the instrumental jazz-pop orchestra hailed by Rolling Stone as “one of the more versatile groups on the planet right now,” with whom he won a pair of Grammy Awards, he has been called “one of the finest Hammond B-3 organ players of his generation,” Henry also proves himself to be a remarkable singer and songwriter, one of extraordinary depth and vision. He and the band whip up an intoxicating blend of blues, soul, R&B, Afrobeat, gospel, and jazz on the record, blurring genres and upending expectations at every turn. Simultaneously futuristic and retro, experimental and classic, it’s the sound of one of modern music’s most inventive minds coming fully into his own as a bandleader and storyteller.
Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles will be playing at The Star Theater, 13 NW 6th Avenue, on Friday, September 21. Tickets are available at Ticketweb.com and range from $25.00 to a $79.00 VIP package (includes a meet & greet, masterclass, premier early entry, photo opportunity, laminate and limited edition ‘Just A Word’ journal, signed by Cory Henry). Show time is 9:00 pm. 21 & over.