Russ Henry is a versatile musician renowned in the Southern California region where he now resides. Having performed alongside greats such as: Eric Gale, Poncho Sanchez, Billy Mitchell, John Bolivar, Robert Greenidge, Len “Boogsy” Sharp, Benny Maupin and Fowler Brothers.
Latin/Jazz Orchestra to name but a few. He also appears on the Latin Jazz Grammy nominated album of trumpeter Bobby Roriguez.
Born on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao, Russ grew up listening to, and performing, a wide variety of music which includes most popular music from that region (Reggae, Calypso, Merengue, Rancheras, Cumbia, Joropo, etc.), Classical, Latin American, American Pop, Jazz, Fusion. When he performs this mélange of musical flavors comes forth. Russ Henry, a graduate of California State University Northridge, plays: Steeldrums, Drumset, Latin Percussion and Mallet Instruments. He is also a vocalist and a music programmer.
As a Solo act (steeldrums/vocals with high quality backing tracks), Russ has performed for a wide variety of functions such as: weddings, birthdays, bar mitzvahs, beach parties, corporate events, anniversaries, inaugurations, graduations and more.