Groove – Episode #81: Carlos Henriquez

Carlos Henriquez

Bronx-born and Bronx-passionate bass player, Carlos Henriquez, studied music from a young age. He played guitar through junior high and took up the bass while enrolled in the Julliard School’s Music Advancement Program. He then played his way through the LaGuardia High School of Music and Arts.

In 1998, right after High School, Carlos joined the Wynton Marsalis Septet and the Jazz At The Lincoln Center Orchestra where he started touring the world. Yes… out of High School!

He has played on more than twenty-five albums working with artists like Paco De Lucia, Tito Puente, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Lenny Kravitz, and countless more. He is still an educator at Northwestern University School of Music. His latest album is, The Sound Bronx Story, which is a bold multi-movement work about the social history of the South Bronx along with Carlos’ personal take on his Puerto Rican heritage. Carlos currently holds the Bass Chair position with the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra.

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