Manhattan born Henry Jeria has been studying and playing piano since the age of 11. Originally classically trained his studies naturally led him to explore jazz and blues improvisation. Studying with such greats as Les Horan, Alessandro Benetello and Jeff Gardner, Henry went on to hone his craft at the City College of New York Jazz Program on a full scholarship.
Henry first shared the stage with Lifted Crew in October of 2008 as a member of local pop rock outfit Emergency Service at New York's Canal Room. Henry later joined the Lifted Crew in April of 2009 around the same time as now frontman Lex D. Emcee first performing at Kenny's Castaways following the invitation of Lifted drummer Matt "Joe" Lambert.
Henry's performance accolades include "Divas WIth Heart" at Radio City Music Hall featuring Diana Ross, Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan and Gladys Knight and house keyboardist MTV's "Say What Karaoke". Throughout his studies at CCNY, Henry went on to study with such jazz greats as John Patitucci, Mike Holober, Ray Gallon, Fred Hersch, Allison Dean and many other decorated musicians and educators.
To Henry, Lifted Crew represents determination, motivation, dedication and respect both musically and personally. WIth already many great stories in only two years, Henry looks forward to many more to come.