"What Can I Say?"
"My Friend Kellye"
"I Should Care"
"Too Much Monday"
"Against the Rules"
gigs, shows and other events
Photo By: Sigal Mizrahi
"Darragh is a singer/songwriter with the same vulnerable tenderness in his voice as Chet Baker" - David Rickert, All About Jazz
"Henry’s strength as a composer is his ability to write about situations everyone can identify with”
- Wilbert Sostre, JazzTimes
"As talented as Darragh is, he absolutely should be smashing photographers' cameras at the airport and interrupting acceptance speeches and requesting outlandish things like ice chests full of white-colored pencils before shows. Alas, he's as kind and polite as his music (and pictures) would lead you to believe that he is."
- Shea Serrano,Houston Press
"I hear a little Michael Franks, definitely some Harry Connick Jr., and even a bit of Bob Dorough in Darragh's tone and phrasing. He's also a fine piano player, and remains a formidable trombonist as well." - Chris Becker, Culture Map
Dr. Henry Darragh is an educator, composer, arranger, trombonist, pianist, vocalist, and recording artist. Darragh is adjunct faculty at The University of Houston-Clear Lake. He released Tell Her for Me (2010), Too Much Monday (2015), Doc Loc and the Swangers (2019) and What Can I Say? (2020). He has also released singles including "Bushwick Bill Story" (2019), "Covid-19" (2020), and "My Best Day" (2021).
As an arranger, Darragh arranged Jacqui Sutton's Billie and Dolly (2010) in addition to playing trombone, piano, and melodica. Darragh composed, arranged, played piano and conducted Dance Houston's musical "Swing Baby Swing. Darragh co-produced, arranged, played piano, trombone and conducted Dance Houston Chamber Orchetra's The Nutcracker Party (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 2020. The Nutcracker Party is available on Amazon Prime Video.
Darragh has transcribed songs by the Gulf Coast Soul band The Suffers. Those were arranged for the Houston Symphony and also the University of Houston's marching band, Spirit of Houston.
Darragh is currently transcribing and arranging Dj Sun's Love Letter (2022) for a 10-pc chamber group + turntables.
Photo By: Yiftach Belsky