Henry Cole

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You Funky Devil: GRAMMY-winning drummer Henry Cole’s Bomba-Powered Reinvention of Salsa Classic, “El Diablo”

Posted on Jun 13, 2018

You Funky Devil: GRAMMY-winning drummer Henry Cole’s Bomba-Powered Reinvention of Salsa Classic, “El Diablo”

inventive drummer Henry Cole was listening to a favorite album one day, when a whole new arrangement for a classic song leaped into his head. The result was “El Diablo (Espiritu Burlon),” the first song from SIMPLE, the long-awaited follow up his 2012 debut, Roots Before Branches. The new song, like a lost Latin track off Maggot Brain, embraces Cole’s vision for 21st-century Puerto Rican music,...

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On Tour with Chano Dominguez May 25 – June 28

Posted on May 12, 2018

On Tour with Chano Dominguez May 25 – June 28

Tour Personnel: Chano Dominguez, piano Blas Cordoba, vocals and palmas Daniel Navarro, dancer and palmas Alexis Cuadrado, bass Henry Cole, drums/percussion Tour Itinerary: May 25: SFJazz, SF, CA May 26: The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), Phoenix, AZ May 29: The Atheneum, San Diego, CA May 30-June 1: The Ford, Los Angeles, CA June 2: Stanford Live, Stanford, CA June 3: Portland OR, venue tba...

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Grammy-Winning Drummer Henry Cole Talks About Honoring Puerto Rico, Shares New Documentary Trailer

Posted on May 12, 2018

Grammy-Winning Drummer Henry Cole Talks About Honoring Puerto Rico, Shares New Documentary Trailer

Puerto Rico has a prodigious son, known today as one of the most acclaimed multiple Grammy-winning jazz drummers in the world: Henry Cole. Born in 1979 in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, and raised in Añasco, Cole studied classical percussion at the Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico. Shortly after studying at Berklee College of Music in 1998, he rose to become one of the most recognized drummers on...

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SIMPLE – The Story Board

Posted on Nov 26, 2017

SIMPLE – The Story Board

Follow our Story Board (#hcsimple)  on Instagram to learn about SIMPLE. The Process – The Artists Involved – The influences – The Journey ….     SIMPLE – June 2015 till...

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First Single from my up- coming album SIMPLE.

Posted on Nov 26, 2017

First Single from my up- coming album SIMPLE.

  December 2017 I’ll release the first single from my up- coming album SIMPLE. After waiting for the right circumstances for a long time I understood that we create our own and any day is the right day to go for it. Simple is Powerful. There is nothing stronger than having the support, artistry, vision, commitment, professionalism and friendship of some of the world’s top artist. All in a...

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“Powerful Fusion” created by Puerto Rican drummer

Posted on Aug 21, 2017

“Powerful Fusion” created by Puerto Rican drummer

By Nainika Vaidya, news correspondent Renowned Puerto Rican percussionist Henry Cole will perform his show “Powerful Fusion” at the Villa Victoria in the South End after discussing his career, experience in the music world, technique and more at a free master class at Northeastern Crossing this Friday, Oct. 7. “Drummers are welcome and I love talking drums, but my mission is to express the...

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Language into a Beat: An Interview with Henry Cole

Posted on Aug 21, 2017

Language into a Beat: An Interview with Henry Cole

We’re excited to host this world renowned percussionist who is transforming the music scene: Henry Cole, a Puerto Rican native, alongside the Villa Locura, combines a variety of musical styles to create an entirely unique genre. His fusion of beats – from salsa, to folklore, to funk, to R&B, to jazz, to Afro-Caribbean rhythms – moves audiences to feel and dance across the globe; and when he...

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Thank you Siena Jazz.

Posted on Aug 21, 2017

Thank you Siena Jazz.

I want to thank Jacopo Guidi , Caterina Di Perri for the opportunity and the trust in me to be part of one of the most amazing Jazz programs in the world , also all the staff and of course the AMAZING students/artists. Truly special experience and rewarding beyond measures. Thank you..Until next time. “It has been a real pleasure meeting you and see you play, teach and interact with the...

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Gerald Clayton’s Tributary Tales

Posted on Jun 8, 2017

Gerald Clayton’s Tributary Tales

On a flight together Gerald showed me some tracks he had finished for his new cd. The music and the band were incredible and beautiful.. but I started hearing some percussion and extra  rhythmic  layers on the music so I asked if I could over dub some stuff and see how it worked.. He was crazy enough to let me try !. I called Gabo Lugo to play some parts on the Cajon and we layered some colors...

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Alcanza – Fabian Almazan & Rhizome

Posted on Jun 8, 2017

Alcanza – Fabian Almazan & Rhizome

I’m honored to part of this incredible group of musicians, really.I call this group the HEHB !! Highly Elevated Human Beings Alcanza marks our third recording and almost a decade of working together!. Thanks Fabian Almazan for all the work and love you put into this band!!. Here are some words on Alcanza: “The first thing that becomes obvious when opening the download package for...

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