Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles will descend upon the Crescent City this spring for a late-night get-down during Jazz Fest. The Grammy-winning pianist/organist and his band will spread the good word of the funk into the wee hours of the morning on Saturday, April 25th (technically early-a.m. April 26th) at Maison. Tickets are available here.
The seven-piece ensemble includes Henry alongside Nicholas Semrad (synthesizer), Adam Agati (guitar), Taron Locket (drums), Sharay Reed (bass), Denise Stoudmire (vocals), and Tiffany Stevenson (vocals). This collective of master musicians has been preaching the gospel of love far and wide since forming for their debut EP, Art Of Love, in 2018.
Recorded in Henry’s hometown of Brooklyn, NY, Art Of Love was tracked live to capture the incomparable energy of The Funk Apostles’ live shows and to channel the warm analog vibes of the 1970s. Henry’s unparalleled artistic design shines brightly on Art Of Love, as the musical Jedi both composed and produced the album’s intricate arrangements. That’s not to say that the album is lacking a live aesthetic, as The Funk Apostles worked with minimal rehearsal and several tracks are first-take recordings.
While he made his bones behind the keyboard with notable acts like Snarky Puppy, The Funk Apostles serve as Henry’s vehicle to step into the spotlight as a frontman. “The human voice is so powerful,” Cory explains. “When I’m singing, it’s like this extra way of connecting and communicating with people beyond what I can do just playing the organ. I’m able to convey these messages that are really important and meaningful to me through my words. Being front and center like this every night, it’s a challenge, but I’m up for it.”
Prime your soul for Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles’ New Orleans late-night during Jazz Fest with the band’s stellar 2018 Tiny Desk Concert below:
Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles – NPR Tiny Desk Concert
[Video: NPR Music]
The Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles late-night show on April 25th joins Live For Live Music’s other previously-announced Jazz Fest after-parties including The Daze Between Band featuring Eric Krasno, Marcus King, Ivan Neville, Duane Trucks, and more at Tipitina’s on April 29th; a Tribute to Steely Dan featuring members of Turkuaz, The Motet, The Nth Power, and Ghost-Note at Howlin’ Wolf on April 30th; The Emerald Quintet featuring Skerik, Stanton Moore, Scott Metzger, Robert Walter, and Andy Hess at One Eyed Jacks on May 1st; Break Science at One Eyed Jacks on May 2nd; and a sold-out tribute to Dr. John and Art Neville at One Eyed Jacks on May 1st. More Live For Live Music late-nights during Jazz Fest are set to be announced in the coming weeks.
Cory Henry is also one of the featured artists who will team up with Turkuaz and Ghost-Note’s Robert Sput Searight and Nate Werth for a special performance at the 2020 edition of Brooklyn Comes Alive in New York City on Saturday, March 21st. Tickets for Brooklyn Comes Alive are available here.
See below for full show information:
Show: Live For Live Music Presents: Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles
Date: Saturday, April 25th (Technically early a.m. Sunday 4/26)
Venue: Maison – 508 Frenchmen St., New Orleans, LA
Time: Doors: 1:00 a.m. / Show: 2:00 a.m.
Tickets: $32 GA / $65 VIP