James Henry Hands on Fire


Oct 25 Thu
James Henry Hands on Fire7:00 PM
Blue Note Napa
Oct 25 Thu
James Henry Hands on Fire9:00 PM
Blue Note Napa

James Henry is a master percussionist, songwriter, producer, charismatic performer and film score composer.  A San Francisco native, James was influenced by such greats as Narada Michael Walden, Pete Escovedo, Prince and Michael Jackson.


Renowned for its virtuoso polyrhythmic percussion joined with soulful harmonies and vocal melodies, James Henry’s Hands On Fire Band has captivated a worldwide following.  The July 2018 CD release “World Fusion” is a collection of compositions that reveals the ensemble’s exceptional talent for combining Afro-Funk, Urban Caribbean, Soca, R&B and House music into a unified and exhilarating musical experience.  Having been influenced my artistic styles from around the world his music has resonated with audiences everywhere.

An active composer of film scores, Mr. Henry has written music for Boots Riley’s “Sorry To Bother You” (to be released July 2018), Toni Tony Tone, Black Nativity, to name only a few.  His previous release “Dragonfly” was awarded Best CD out of one thousand competing bands and Best of San Francisco’s World Beat Music.

Widely admired by his peers, James has recorded with Sting, Santana, Narada Michael Walden, Jennifer Saran, Lady Smith Black Mambazo, Lisa Fischer and many other musical luminaries.

Ages 8+

BLUE NOTE NAPA is located on the first floor of the Historic Napa Valley Opera House at 1030 Main St. We are an intimate 144-seat jazz club and restaurant, where you can enjoy performances of world renowned and local Bay Area artists alike. We offer a full menu with market-driven cuisine, as well as an elegant wine and cocktail list. Enjoy fantastic main courses, sharing plates, and desserts while you take in a show.

All ticket prices are based on per person. Dinner is served in all sections. Your ticket is your dining reservation. Separate reservations are not needed.

“Sapphire” Booth Seating:

Booth seating for parties of 4, 5- 6 persons: Our premier level of seating! Booths are only sold as four, five or six and are not available as singles or pairs. 1st come, 1st seated. You will be seated when you arrive. (Seating is dark blue color on map)

“Royal Blue” Center Table Seating:

Seating in premier center table areas in front of stage: Pairs are seated across from each other. 1st come, 1st seated  (Seating is light blue on map)

Standard Side Table Seating:

Seating in side table areas left and right of center section: Pairs are seated across from each other. 1st come, 1st seated. (Seating is yellow on map)

Bar Area Ticket Seating (only patrons 21+ may sit at bar):

Great View!! Bar Chairs are tall with backs and comfy padded seats. Purse hooks too. (Bar area is pink on map).

A portion of all ticket fees goes to the historic preservation of the Napa Valley Opera House.

Tickets are the same price whether purchased in person, over the phone or online.

Dinner Menu available in all seating areas