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Percussion dynamo Henry Brun is hailed as one of the most talented professional musicians and band leaders in the Southwestern U.S.
Born in the Bronx, New York, Henry first played congas at age seven. In 1974, he performed his first professional engagement.
Brun has performed on more than 780 recordings, including numerous Grammy-winning and gold / platinum-award winning albums. He performed in the BET Network’s Jazz Central, Televisa’s Raza de Campeones and in the BBC documentary Texas Saturday Night.
In 1989, Henry Brun formed The Latin Playerz, a popular group noted for its blend of Latin, Rhythm and Blues, Swing and straight-ahead Jazz. The group regularly performs throughout the U.S. and abroad, including Cuba’s Festival Internacional Del Caribe, Puerto Rico’s Heineken Jazz Festival, Mexico’s Festival International De Jazz, Houston’s International Jazz Festival, Jazz a Vienne in France, Montreaux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, Taichung International Jazz Festival and Kaohsiung Zuoying Wannian Folklore Festival of Taiwan, to name a few.
Brun is a committed and active educator and clinician.
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