Henry Spencer

Henry Spencer is an award-winning London based trumpeter, bandleader (Henry Spencer and Juncture) and composer. Since moving to London in 2008, Henry enjoys frequently performing in ensembles and featuring as a soloist in jazz groups, big bands, pop bands, salsa bands, for recording sessions and often for shows in theatres in and around London. He has been fortunate enough to perform with many great ensembles and musicians, just a few of these include Julian Joseph, Jason Rebello, Stan Sulzmann, Bobby Wellins, Marvin Stamm and Henry Lowther.

As well as frequently performing in a range of bands and ensembles Henry leads and composes original material for his band, Henry Spencer and Juncture (previously called the Juncture Quintet).

Henry Spencer and Juncture (previously known as the Juncture Quintet) is an exciting and original quintet led by Henry Spencer. The band's first public performance and debut at the Marlborough Jazz Festival resulted in the winnning of the Best Newcomer Award. Henry Spencer and Juncture performs original compositions that take on influences from a vast range of genres such as jazz, rock and minimalism. The compositions are written by Henry Spencer.

The five exceptional musicians in the band met while studying on London's prestigious jazz course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. As a result there is a high level of musical understanding and interaction between the musicians. Having said this, in performance the emphasis is very much on using their facility to promote emotional and creative expression rather than merely displaying technical or academic accomplishment.

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”the most exciting band...Experimental, modern and minimalist but engaging and listenable too, these were serious artists who were refreshing and absorbed in their music-making. Definitely one of the highlights...Watch this space!” - missgivans.co.uk (Review of Henry Spencer and Juncture performance at the Marlborough Jazz Festival)

“played with touching reverence...To trumpeter Henry Spencer... remember their names. They are the future.” - Jack Massarik, Evening Standard (Review of Henry Spencer at the London Jazz Festival)

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