Henry Brun

Henry Brun

 San Antonio, Texas, USA
BandJazzLatin

Henry Brun has accumulated over 650 recordings (including participation in a Grammy winning production and multiple Grammy nominations, as well as Gold and Platinum albums), several productions, original compositions, radio and television commercials and major motion pictures.

Biography

Conga dynamo Henry Brun, nicknamed “Mr. Ritmo” by his fans, lives by the authenticity, dynamics and “cadencia” of the music he plays. Born in the Bronx to Puerto Rican parents, Henry started playing congas at age seven. Upon their return to Puerto Rico, by the time he was eleven he was playing professionally. While listening to and being influenced by Latin music pioneers such as Tito Puente, Patato, Buyú, Mongo and Candido, Henry developed his own unique style and technique on bongos and timbales.

Henry traveled around the world while performing with the U.S. Air Force’s international band, “Tops in Blue”. That allowed him to expand his knowledge of global rhythms and provided the stage for him to work with legends Maynard Ferguson; Bob Hope; Lucille Ball; to name a few.

In 1989, Henry created The Latin Playerz, an ensemble that incorporates a variety of Latin styles with Rhythm and Blues, Swing, and straight ahead Jazz. They've become a touring force, popular in the United States and around the world.

When not performing with his ensemble, Henry can often be found presenting educational workshops or touring with international acts such as Arturo Sandoval, Justo Almario, Charo, Los Lobos, Little Joe y La Familia, and many others. Henry’s vivacious performances infect the audience with the desire to join in on the fun during his shows.

FOR BOOKINGS CONTACT:

Emerson Bran Management
(310) 295-4259
bookings@emersonbranmanagement.com

Discography

1. "Rhythms & Reeds - A Tribute to the Master Duke Ellington" – 2009
2. “A Very Latin Christmas” – 2008
3. “Viva Fiesta San Antonio ” – 2008 Compilation
4. “ San Antonio Christmas” – 2007 Compilation
5. “ San Antonio Jazz” – 2007 Compilation
6. “Viva Fiesta San Antonio ” – 2007 Compilation
7. “Judi Deleón” - 2006
8. “Viva Fiesta San Antonio ” – 2006 Compilation
9. “Manu Is On His Way” - 2005
10. “Viva Fiesta San Antonio ” – 2005 Compilation
11. “Don’t Mess with La Música de Tejas” – 2004 Compilation
12. “Viva Fiesta San Antonio ” – 2004 Compilation
13. “Spiritual Awakenings” - 2004
14. “Viva Fiesta San Antonio ” – 2003 Compilation
15. “Viva Fiesta San Antonio ” – 2002 Compilation
16. “Viva Fiesta San Antonio ” – 2001 Compilation
17. “Música San Antonio ” – 1994 Compilation
18. "Under the Influence" – 1992

Set List

Blue Monk
Lady Marmalade
Pent-Up House
Nutville
All Blues
Caravan
Sofrito
Watermelon Man
Un Poquito
Straight No Chaser

Mambo Mongo
Don’t You Worry
Naked
Funk Up
There Is No Greater Love
Chicken
Sissy Strut
Summertime
Bernie’s “A” Train
Home Cookin’
Satin Doll
Lonnie’s Lament
Passion Dance

Cry me a River
Let’s Fall In Love
I Love Being Here With You
Bye Bye Blackbird
Morning
Besame Mucho
Where is the Love / It’s Too Late
Chain of Fools
Sunny
Lullaby of Birdland
What Lola Wants
Girl from Ipanema

Average of two (2) 75 munite sets, depending on venue and event requirements