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Robin Henkel with Horns

  • Encinitas Library 540 Cornish Dr. Encinitas, CA United States (map)

Mostly known for his delta blues style, Robin Henkel is also active as a composer and arranger of jazz music. Robin and his band present an entertaining and educational performance of mostly original jazz, swing, funk and blues featuring, Steve Ebner: trumpet and flugelhorn, Mark Lessman tenor saxophone and flute, Troy Jennings: baritone saxophone, Gunnar Biggs: bass, Kevin Koch: drums and Robin Henkel: guitars and vocal.

Robin is a four time recipient of "Best Blues" at the San Diego Music Awards. He has performed with Johnny Almond, SD Symphony, Jimmy Witherspoon, a variety of San Diego based bands, and opened shows for BB King, Dizzy Gillespie, Bonnie Raitt, Dr. John, Jr Wells, Jr Walker, Arlo Guthrie, Hot Tuna and John McLaughlin.  

“Composing and arranging for my horn band is my strongest effort and passion. It’s not an exaggeration to say each new tune or performance is representative of my life’s work. It involves hours of sitting with the piano or guitar to work out the harmony, form, composition and arrangements. Sometimes when practicing, a spiffy little riff spins-off from whatever I’m working on. Very often a new tune is composed unintentionally just by spending time in practice.  Please join us as we honor the rich traditions of jazz, swing, funk and blues.” 

Seating is limited to chairs in room ONLY. Additional parking available at City Hall.

Earlier Event: September 9
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