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James Henry
Master Percussionist, Songwriter,
Producer, Performer, Film Score Composer, Recording Artist.

Inspired by greats such as Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder and James Brown, Bay Area artist James Henry embraced his hometown roots while pursuing a professional career in music.


Crossing all genres of music, experience the dynamic energy of innovative San Francisco artist, James Henry. Experience a new, fresh, modern style. Master percussionist, soulful vocalist, undeniably charismatic James Henry and his band Hands on Fire give a passionate and engaging performance every single time!

Recording Artist
James has played and recorded with well known artists such as Sting, Narada Michael Walden,  Santana, Norton Buffalo, Bob Weir, Pablo Cruz, Earl Klugh, Lisa Fischer, George Howard, Rodney Franklin, Robben Ford, Merle Saunders, Jennifer Saran, Lady Smith Black Mambazo, and many more.


Song Writer
James was awarded the best CD in Northern California out of 1000 bands as well as the Best of San Francisco’s World Beat Music. Performances at San Jose Jazz Festival, Bay Of Islands Jazz Festival, New Zealand and Hamburg Germany World Jazz Festival.

Film Score Composer

Composing TV & film scores with Narda Michael Walden/ Tarpin Studios as a session player.( Drums/ Percussion.) James is recognized among his peers in the music industry. With four critically acclaimed CD’s to his credit, James continues to explore new concepts.
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