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Star Story 05 - Joan Henry

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About Joan:

Vocalist, actress, dancer, composer, poet-lyricist, artist, percussionist, choreographer — and that’s not all…

Performing & Fine Arts and fostering awareness & interconnectedness in our world all flow together for Joan Henry.

Currently revving up to open Off-Broadway at the New Victory Theatre in AJIJAACK On Turtle Island (D. Avery, L. Mitchell, T. Defoe & K.Tarrant, composers), Joan has been featured over the past year in works by Rachel Chavkin (Primer for a Failed Superpower), Jonathan McCrory (How the Light Gets In / Water Is Life, T. Defoe & T. Sinutoke composers), Heather Henson & Ty Defoe’s spectacular CRANE: On Earth, In Sky & AJIJAACK On Turtle Island and at the annual Summer HOOT & Clearwater Music Festivals. She has enjoyed notable reviews Off-Broadway in CEDARS at La Mama ETC, as Lady Macbeth, and as Paulina in The Winter’s Tale for Amerinda’s Native Shakespeare Ensemble in NYC. Previous credits also include the National Tour of Camelot with Richard Harris, the West Side Story 30th Anniversary Company, TV-movie Everyday Heroes, Walt Disney’s Pocahontas & LionsGate’s Blood Red Earth; a slew of recordings including two jazz albums with stellar jazz drummer Jack DeJohnette – Earthwalk and Music for the Fifth World, and appearances with Kenny Burrell, Pete Seeger, Paul Winter, Cornelius (Neal) Tate, Waylon Jennings and David Amram, to name a few. Her works also include solo CDs and collaborations: traditional songs, stories co-produced with her son GC Yerry, contemporary works with longtime musical allies Gus Mancini, Dennis Yerry and other fellow artists, and a straight-ahead jazz sextet with indigenous flair – SPIRITED – taking off from the Hudson Valley to rave notices.

Something new is always in the works…

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