James Henry & Hands On Fire


Master Percussionist, Songwriter and Producer


Crossing all genres of music, experience the dynamic energy of innovative San Francisco artist, James Henry. Experience a new, fresh, modern style. Master percussionist, soulful vocalist, undeniably charismatic. Feel James Henry and his bands passion and fire in every performance!

Feel the beat of your dancing feet!
James was awarded the best CD in Northern California out of 1000 bands as well as the Best of San Francisco’s World Beat Music. Performances at San Jose Jazz Festival, Bay Of Islands Jazz Festival New Zealand and Hamburg Germany World Jazz Festival.


On Fire, Influenced and Inspired!

Inspired by greats such as Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder and James Brown, Bay Area artist James Henry embraced his hometown roots while pursuing a professional career in music.



Songwriter, Performer, Film Score Composer

Composing TV & film scores, touring the world with Columbia recording artist Pablo Cruise, and collaborating with other great artists including Taj Mahal, Robben Ford, Sly Stone, Buddy Miles, Merle Saunders, Pete Escovedo and Tom Jones, James is recognized among his peers in the music industry. With four critically acclaimed CD’s to his credit, James continues to explore new concepts for his upcoming release, “Dragonfly”


From Intimate Clubs to Jazz Festivals and Concert Halls

Feel the music of global percussion with melodic overtones and world grooves of Reggae, Soca, Afro Cuban, Samba Funk, Hip Hop Check out the new, fresh and modern style of the music of James Henry and Hands On Fire.