Henry Koperski a musician, composer and entertainer living in New York City.
Henry Koperski performs all over New York City as a pianist, singer, and saxophonist. He also receives work as a composer and writer for television, theater, and other platforms. In the last year, he's music directed a pilot for Comedy Central, filmed a Tonight Show segment featuring Michelle Obama, and performed at Carnegie Hall.
Henry was born and raised in Grand Rapids, MI. His mother, coloratura soprano, Diane Penning gave him an early appreciation for music and art, beginning with piano lessons around age 4. Growing up, Henry took music very seriously, as he studied piano, saxophone, and bassoon, and later competed in festivals and competitions across the state.
Henry double-majored in Jazz Saxophone Performance and Classical Bassoon Performance at Western Michigan University (rated as one of the top 10 jazz programs in the country) and graduated with a Bachelors in Music. He participated in 11 different university ensembles, including Gold Company, the internationally renowned vocal jazz group, led by Steve Zegree.
After graduating, Henry moved to New York City in 2011 to pursue a career in music. As a pianist he quickly began playing piano for cabarets and theaters around the city, and as a saxophonist performing with a variety of different bands of many genres. He now plays frequently as the Piano Bar host at The Duplex in the West Village. In 2013 he began involvement with the Upright Citizens Brigade, taking classes in improv and sketch. The combined communities of comedy and music theater have given Henry the opportunity to perform in many legendary venues with some of the most prominent entertainers and musicians in the world. (see below for a list of these artists and venues)
During the day, Henry actively freelances as an accompanist, music director, studio saxophonist, and also spends a large amount of time composing music, and writing various projects with collaborators.