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. Currently you can find Ian playing as a leader or with jazz icon Dr Lonnie Smith and also the incredible Loston Harris Trio. As of Feb 17, 2014 you can find Ian playing with the Roots on the TONIGHT SHOW starring Jimmy Fallon.
Hendrickson-Smith’s extensive recording experience includes the release of nine titles as a leader. His most recent, TONIGHT IS NOW follows up 2012’s chart topping ballads record, THE SOUL OF MY ALTO . Visit the IHS MUSIC STORE for complete details and audio. Stay tuned for an upcoming release recorded live at Smalls Jazz Club in NYC. Due out sometime in 2014!
Hendrickson-Smith has worked and/or recorded with: Dr Lonnie Smith, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Amy Winehouse, Al Green, Rufus Wainright, The Roots, Bob Dylan, Phish, Mofro, Robbie Williams, Boyz 2 Men, St Vincent, The Heavy, Michael Buble, The Charles Mingus Big Band Workshop, Ray Appleton, 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.