RECENT CONCERTS BY HENRY SPENCER & JUNCTURE INCLUDE:
Belgrade Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, EFG London Jazz Festival (Broadcast by Mezzo TV), The Vortex Jazz Club (SOLD OUT), Marlborough Jazz Festival (Winner of Best Newcomer Award), PizzaExpress Jazz Club Soho (Plus Strings, SOLD OUT), The Spice of Life (SOLD OUT), Spin Jazz Club, St Ives Jazz Club and many more.
Henry Spencer is a multi-award winning trumpeter, composer and bandleader of his group, ‘Henry Spencer and Juncture’. With collaboration of Grammy Award Winner Dave Darlington in New York, he released his album, ‘The Reasons Don’t Change’ (Whirlwind Recordings). The album received critical acclaim across Europe and the UK:
“Contender for Album of The Year” – All About Jazz
“Spectacular” – The Guardian
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”
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 both the Best Newcomer Award at Marlborough Jazz Festival and The Emerging Excellence Award (HMUK).
Henry Spencer – Trumpet, Compositions
Ant Law – Guitar
Matt Robinson – Piano
Andrew Robb – Bass
David Ingamells – Drums
About Henry Spencer’s Music
Touching jazz, rock and minimalism, sometimes cinematic, the music’s “astonishing dynamic variety” (Manchester Jazz Festival) combines highly intense, raw energy and evocative outlets, with moments of intimate, heart-felt, emotionally-led, lyrical melodies - almost as if there were actually words being sung.
Henry’s unusual and personal approach to writing and performing gives the music its rare and impactful strength; emotionally drawing in as well as exhilarating the listener. Henry is driven to write and perform to deal with personal experience (much like a singer songwriter, see below), but he also considers the listener, engaging them so they relate it to their own experience.
Henry on his approach
“I’ve always been most interested in music that’s driven by sincere emotional intent and deals with genuine experience. I want to draw in the listener so they engage with the music, relating it to their own personal experience - with as much emotive clarity as if the music had lyrics. It’s an outlet, a release.”
“I often use lyrics as part of the writing process.”
PRESS, AWARDS & REVIEWS:
★★★★★- InMusic (Germany)
‘Henry Spencer is considered one of the great talents of the British jazz scene. His great talent lies in his emotive, fluid and poetic sonority, drawing a high level of recognition... Listen to Spencer's genius on this disc.’
‘Contender for Album of The Year’ - All About Jazz
‘Spectacular’ - The Guardian
'Henry Spencer's music has a unique focus and quality rarely experienced from others of his generation... Originals with real meaning'
- Paul Pace, Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club
THE REASONS DON'T CHANGE
MULTI-GRAMMY AWARD WINNER COLLABORATION
Made with collaboration of Multi-Grammy Award Winning Mixing/Mastering Engineer, Dave Darlington:
‘Mixing Henry Spencer’s new album was the most fun I’ve had in a long time! His skillful compositions and colorful arrangements had me tipping back in my chair and just listening, soaking in the rich beauty of his soulful playing and the air tight grooves. Backed by a stellar ensemble and with the steady hand of co-producer Paul Whalley on the tiller, this project went smoothly from beginning to end. The proof is in the music!’The producer, Paul Whalley, a Platinum Producer has worked with other Platinum award-winning record producers such as Labrinth and Mushtaq Udin including recently on the new Justin Timberlake album. He has worked with labels such as Universal, Polydor, Decca and Sony BMG.