The DreamHour Speaker Series is made up of leaders within the local community, sharing their experiences and their hopes for creating a better tomorrow.
Henry Brun, Award Winning Latin Jazz Artist
Disciplines: World Percussion, Caribbean, Afro Cuban, Afro Latin, Jazz, Latin Jazz, Tejano
Genres: Jazz, Latin Jazz, World, Tropical, Regional Mexican, Tejano
Languages: English, Spanish
Experience: 48 years as a professional musician, 32 years as a clinician and educator, multiple Grammy winner with 37 nominations to date, and over 880 albums recorded
Awards: International and National Recognitions, Grammys, Latin Grammys, Univision Premios A La Música Latina, Gold and Platinum Albums, and many more.
Recordings with: The Texas Tornados, Los Lobos, Little Joe y La Familia, Joe Lopez y Grupo Mazz, Ruben Ramos, the Royal Jesters, Henry Brun & the Latin Playerz Orchestra, Justo Almario, Kiki Valera, Jay Perez, Bill Watrous, René René, Vince Gill, Esteban Jordan, Los Super Seven, the Texmaniacs, Freddy Fender, Flaco Jiménez, Augie Meyers, Doug, Sahm, and hundreds more.
Henry Brun, “Mr. Ritmo” to his fans, is hailed as one of the most talented and hardest working professional musicians and band leaders in Southwest U.S.
Brun has recorded over 880 albums, including numerous Grammy and gold / platinum-award winning productions.
In 1989, Henry Brun formed The Latin Playerz, a popular group noted for its blend of Latin, Rhythm and Blues, Swing and straight-ahead Jazz. The group regularly performs throughout the U.S. and abroad, including Cuba’s Festival Internacional Del Caribe, Puerto Rico’s Heineken Jazz Festival, Mexico’s Festival International de Jazz, France’s Jazz a Vienne, Switzerland’s Montreaux Jazz Festival, Taiwan’s Taichung International Jazz Festival, to name a few.
Brun’s professional discipline and dedication to musical excellence has earned him the opportunity to perform and record with Arturo Sandoval, Nestor Torres, Vicki Carr, Charo, Los Lobos, Texas Tornados, Little Joe y La Familia and Los Super Seven, amongst others. He’s currently touring with the Tejano music king, legendary Joe Lopez y Super Grupo Mazz since 2021.