Henry Kaiser


Grammy winner Henry Kaiser is widely recognized as one of the most creative and innovative guitarists, improvisers, and producers in the fields of rock, jazz, world, and contemporary experimental musics. He has appeared on more than 260 different albums collaborating with such artists as: Richard Thompson, David Lindley, Jerry Garcia, John Zorn, Herbie Hancock, Bill Laswell, Terry Riley, Thomas Mapfumo, Bill Frisell, David Torn, Nels Cline, Steve Kimock, Fred Frith, Wadada Leo Smith, etc.

Kaiser has had a parallel career in the film and television industry since 1972, working as a producer, director and soundtrack composer. He directed and produced many hours of science television programming. He received an Academy Award nomination for his work as the producer for Werner Herzog’s ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD, and he was also the underwater camera and soundtrack composer for that film. Kaiser worked on other Herzog films, such as: THE WILD BLUE YONDER, GRIZZLY MAN, and LITTLE DIETER NEEDS TO FLY.

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