Saxophonist and flutist Ian Hendrickson-Smith continues to be one of the most sought after musicians in New York City. Mostly noted for his remarkable tone, soulful approach and blues driven melodies he’s been reaching audiences world-wide through numerous recordings and live appearances.
From 2004 to 2010, Hendrickson-Smith maintained an intense recording and touring schedule as a member of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. Currently you can find Ian playing with The Roots on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon and also with the incredible Loston Harris Trio at the Carlyle Hotel in NYC.
Hendrickson-Smith’s extensive recording experience includes the release of ten jazz records as a leader. His most recent, Live At Smalls (SmallsLive 2015) garnered critical acclaim from the New York Times.
Hendrickson-Smith has worked and/or recorded with: Dr Lonnie Smith, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Al Green, Rufus Wainright, The Roots, Bob Dylan, Phish, Mofro, Queen Latifah, Robbie Williams, Boyz 2 Men, St Vincent, The Heavy, Michael Buble, The Charles Mingus Big Band Workshop, Ray Appleton, Phillip Harper, Etta Jones, David Hazeltine, Danny Moore, The J.B.’s (Fred Wesley and Pee Wee Ellis), Adam Scone, Lee Fields, David Sanborn, and more.