Growing up in a family of artists (his mother is a painter and his father works in advertising and photography), Benjamin Henocq began studying music at 4 with his step-father, a musician. He then attended the Conservatoire in Paris, the IACP music school, the Gilles and Nadia Touché School of Music, as well as individual lessons in piano, singing, harmonics, arrangement, dance and drums...
He performed his first concert at 12 and became a percussion teacher at 17 at the IACP School of Music. Since 1985, he regularly performs in clubs, concert halls and festivals in Europe, the United States, Japan, the Persian Gulf and Africa.
He collaborated with : He collaborated with : Michel Legrand, John McLaughlin, Didier Lockwood, Lee Konitz, the conductor Seiji Ozawa and the Radio France symphonic orchestra, Anne Ducros, Eric Le Lann, Stephane Belmondo, Robin Eubanks, Glenn Ferris, Antonio Farao, Dado Moroni, Flavio Boltro, Jacky Terrasson, Enrico Pieranunzi, Paolo Fresu, Richard Galliano, Jean-Michel Pilc, Tommy Smith, Red Holloway, Harold Land, Rick Margitza, the Belmondo brothers, Sylvain Beuf, Marc Ducret, Philip Catherine, Norma Winstone, Louis Winsberg, Martial Solal, Laurent de Wilde, Denis Badault, J.F. Jenny Clarke, Henri Texier, Michel Portal, Michel &, Jon Hendricks, Le Pom (François Jeanneau - Andy Emler), Big Band, Quoi de Neuf Docteur, Kartet, David Patrois, Benjamin Diamond, Nelson Veras, Graig Bailey, Joe Locke, etc…(full Benjamin's discography here)
Co-leader and composer for the trio Prysm, he also plays in several other Pop, Rock, Jazz and Funk bands, sometimes as a leader.
2015 will certainly be a great year for Benjamin...
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