Conga dynamo Henry Brun, “Mr. Ritmo” to his fans, is hailed as one of the most talented and hardest working musicians and band leaders in the Southwestern U.S.
Brun has performed on more than 800 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 1990, 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, Puerto Rico, Mexico, France, Switzerland, and Taiwan.
The Latin Playerz are recipients of multiple awards including Univision’s Premios a La Música Latina, voted as one of the top Latin Jazz releases of 2009, New York’s The Latin Jazz Corner’s best Latin Jazz percussionist of 2010 and his arrangement of “Upper Manhattan Medical Group” one of the best Latin Jazz arrangements of 2010.
Brun’s musical excellence has earned him the opportunity to tour and record with Arturo Sandoval, Charo, Los Lobos, Texas Tornados, and Little Joe y La Familia, amongst others.
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