HdG Jazz & Blues Fest Artist Spotlight: The Headhunters Band featuring Mike Clark and Benny Russell
The Headhunters’ music blends jazz, Funk, World Music and Rock creating a virtual multi ethnic experience. The lyrics are influenced by the band’s combined experiences. The Headhunters band began in 1973.with Herbie Hancock’s recording entitled Headhunters. This recording would become the 1st Platinum Jazz Fusion Album in History. The Headhunters accompanied Herbie on subsequent tours and recordings for more than a decade.
In 1995 the band reunited and recorded Return of The Headhunters.
The band’s members are Donald Harrison on alto sax, Jerry Z on organ, Bill Summers on percussion, Mike Clark on drums. Virtuoso tenor and soprano saxophonist Benny Russell will join them. Benny is a professional artist and endorser for renowned instrument maker RS Berkeley.