Henry Newmark (US)
Paiste Artist Since Jul 1991
13" Signature Dark Crisp Hi-Hat
17" Signature Full Crash
20" Signature Full Ride
16" Signature Mellow Crash
16" Signature Thin China
At the of age ten in Port Washington, New York, Henry began studying drums with local teachers and later commuted to New York City to study with noted drummer and author, Joe Cusatis. Henry attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston where he studied privately with respected jazz artists and educators Alan Dawson, Gary Burton and Fred Buda.
After leaving Berklee, Henry played with bands on the East coast and in the late 1970’s moved to Los Angeles. During his career he has played on hundreds of sessions for T.V., film, and commercials, as well as recorded for artists as diverse as Ice-T (“Colors”), Roger Williams, and Latin star Rocio Durcal. Henry has been awarded gold and platinum records. He also received a Billboard Latin Music Award for co-producing a hit record for Ana Gabriel. Some of artists he has performed in concert with are Cher, David Benoit, Melissa Manchester, Sam Moore and Ben Vereen.
Among the film scores he has recorded on are: “Friday the 13th”, “Midnight Run”, “Out for Justice”, “What Happens in Vegas”; T.V. shows: “Married With Children” and “The Mole” and Nationally aired commercials,” Free Credit Report.com, McDonald’s, Burger King, Target Stores and Coors.
Some of his latest releases are with acoustic rock vocal artist John Battdorf and smooth jazz artist, Craig Sharmat. Along with recording and performing Henry also maintains a busy teaching and educational clinic calender.