Henry Robinett

American jazz musician, composer, bandleader and teacher. Robinett started playing guitar at age thirteen. Robinett is a musical descendant of Charles Mingus, the legendary jazz bassist. Henry was influenced by Jimi Hendrix, and Charles Mingus when he was young. Henry also lived briefly in New York City with the latter. Henry often thinks back to the profound influence that the bassist had on his life. Henry also recalls his associations with Sonny Rollins, a great saxophone player, and Joni Mitchell, a rock star. He has toured all over the world. Henry currently resides in Sacramento. He has just released “I Have Known Mountains”, his fifth CD. The title is a Langston Hughes poem called “I’ve Known Rivers”. He was also a founder of The Capital Jazz Project. He has performed with many great musicians, including Muhal Richard Abrams and Chico Freeman, George Lewis and Chico Freeman. He was a professor at the American Institute of Music in Vienna, Austria and was also on the faculty of the University of the Pacific as well as Cosumnes River College. from https://henryrobinett.com

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