Saxophonist Ian Hendrickson-Smith, who has been to Seattle a number of times with the wildly popular soul group Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings and well as jazz gigs with his own group, returns this weekend for two shows Friday – Saturday.
FRIDAY, MAY 25 – BOXLEY’S
101 West North Bend Way
North Bend, WA 98045
with Chuck Deardorf (bass) and Matt Jorgensen (drums)
SATURDAY, MAY 26 – LOCOL
7902 35th St. SW
West Seattle, WA 98126
with Matt Weiner (bass) and Matt Jorgensen (drums)
Alto, Tenor, Baritone Saxophonist and Flutist Ian Hendrickson-Smith has been and continues to be one of the most sought after musicians in New York City. Mostly noted for his remarkable tone, soulful approach and blues driven melodies he’s been reaching audiences world-wide through numerous recordings and live appearances. Born in New Orleans, Ian Hendrickson-Smith began his professional music career in 1996, after four years of studies at the Manhattan School of Music.
From 2004 to 2010 Hendrickson-Smith maintained an intense recording and touring schedule as a member of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. He’s performed on virtually every major US late night TV show and has played the worlds premier stages. Ian is currently working towards opening a jazz club in NYC.
Hendrickson-Smith has worked and/or recorded with: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Amy Winehouse, Al Green, Rufus Wainright, The Roots, Bob Dylan, Mofro, Robbie Williams, Boyz 2 Men, St Vincent, The Heavy, Michael Buble, The Charles Mingus Big Band Workshop, Phillip Harper, Etta Jones, David Hazeltine, Danny Moore, The J.B.’s (Fred Wesley and Pee Wee Ellis), Adam Scone, Lee Fields, Mark Ronson, David Sanborn, The Hotpants, The Macktet, The Uptown Quintet, The Night Crawlers, and more.