Using martinis as a metaphor, we take an intimate look into the lives of extraordinary people.

Name: Henley Douglas, Jr.

Profession: Original.Grooving.Musician.

In addition to creating music, Henley is a founding member of:

The Salem Jazz & Soul Festival – upcoming festival at Salem Willows 8/17 & 8/18
SOSS Records – promoting and supporting local, live music on Boston’s North Shore


What stirs your passion?  Interacting and experiencing things created by artists, musicians and writers — that peaks my interest because these are the real truths of life from a person’s soul.

What has shaken your faith?  The way the world deals with the truth today regardless of scientific fact or evidence. There could be an absolute truth presented, but some people just won’t believe it.

Who (dead or alive) would you like to have a martini with?  Miles Davis – my biggest inspiration in my pursuit of music.

What’s your poison?  Myself . . .which I got over many years ago!

What do you see as the ultimate buzzkill?  Indifference and coming across people who don’t give a fuck.

How do you want to be remembered when the glasses are raised? (Three words.)  Respectful, Caring, Funky.

What’s your happy place?  Playing with Henley Douglas RnB (HDRnB), Krewe de Groove & Krewe de Roux . . . anywhere . . . anytime.

What is your signature drink? (Your motto?)  Live your life your own way.


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