Ian Hendrickson-Smith

New York City-based saxophonist and flutist Ian Hendrickson-Smith is renowned for his remarkable tone, soulful approach, and blues driven melodies. Equally adept on all saxophones, Ian has been in demand among the upper echelons of the music industry for over two decades, in the worlds of jazz, R&B, pop, and beyond. Ian is the current saxophonist for the legendary Roots crew on NBC’s “Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon”, and previously toured and recorded as a member of Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings for 6 years. As a member of the Daptone Horns, Ian’s sound became increasingly in demand for a stunning array of world famous musicians, including Amy Winehouse, Al Green, Bob Dylan, Phish, St Vincent, Queen Latifah, Rufus Wainright, Aerosmith, and Celine Dion. Having also performed and recorded with legends of the jazz world like Eddie Henderson, Dr. Lonnie Smith, David Hazeltine and the Charles Mingus Big Band Workshop, Ian’s breadth and depth of experience in the world of music is second to none. In addition to his skills as a saxophonist, Ian is a noted graphic designer of record album covers, and runs his own jazz record label, Rondette Jazz.

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