Trinity United Methodist Church
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The Caring Church
Henrietta Robinson, vocal musician and native Houstonian, began playing piano at the age of seven with her father as her first piano teacher. She went on to minor in music at Huston-Tillotson University. She has performed numerous musical theatre works, dramas and other stage productions, most notably: Company, Anyone Can Whistle, To Be Young, Gifted and Black, No Exit, No Place to Be Somebody, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, and Theatrilogy: Lester Young, Charlie Parker and John Coltrane, invoking the spirit of John Coltrane.
In Boston, Henrietta hosted the Friday night edition of the Jazz Gallery, WGBH-89.7 FM Radio for 11 years. In addition to freelancing as a jazz musician, for five years she produced the annual concert, Women in Jazz Know the Score, highlighting female jazz artists as bandleaders, arrangers, composers, and instrumentalists. She has shared the bandstand with jazz luminaries from Kenny Burrell to Ricky Ford to Grover Washington, Jr., and served as artist-in-residence at the Oriental Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.