Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles – Tickets – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR – April 19th, 2017

Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles

Soul'd Out Festival Proudly Presents

Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles

Moorea Masa & The Mood, DJ Blind Bartimaeus

Wednesday April 19

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

$22

This event is 21 and over

Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles
Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles
One of the finest Hammond B-3 organ players of his generation, Cory Henry was a child prodigy, playing both piano and organ by the time he was two years old, making his debut at the legendary Apollo Theater when he was only six. He has worked in the studio and toured with countless artists, including Yolanda Adams, Stanley Brown, Israel Houghton, P. Diddy, Kirk Franklin, Kenny Garrett (the 19-year-old Henry became a fixture in Garrett's touring band for three years), Donnie McClurkin, Boyz II Men, Michael McDonald, Bruce Springsteen, the Roots, and many others. He has also worked as a bandleader and producer as well as an in-demand sideman.

Falling closer to the Art Tatum and Oscar Peterson side of the Hammond organ jazz genre than Jimmy Smith, with maybe a little Billy Preston tossed in, Henry at his best combines the best of both gospel and jazz in his playing. His albums as a bandleader include the 2010 holiday set Christmas with You, 2011's Leave You Alone, and 2012's Gotcha Now Doc.

Since 2012, Henry has been a member of the acclaimed experimental jazz and funk ensemble Snarky Puppy, with whom he won a 2014 Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance and a 2015 Grammy for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album. In 2016, Henry released the gospel infused solo effort The Revival.
Moorea Masa & The Mood
The 24 year old, Portland native, Moorea Masa, brings an organic Northwest vibe to the more traditional R&B sounds. Profoundly moving, she blends sumptuous soul together with stripped-back folk harmonies. She has toured nationally as a solo act, and worked as a featured vocalist and backing singer with an array of artists, including El Vy, Allen Stone, Nick Waterhouse,The Decemberists, Ural Thomas and the Pain, and Nu Shooz. She released her debut EP last May, and is working on her next album in collaboration with producer Jmost (Emily King) which is set to be released next Spring. "Her voice is a charming blend of silken tonal clarity, luxuriant phrasing and perfectly weighted power and restraint, she coexes the listener an instinctive emotional response and she seduces with her tenderly emotional delivery" (Next2Shine)

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