The Mitch Hennis Quartet
Mitch Hennes – Bio
Mitch Hennes was born and raised in Chicago, and started playing music as soon as he could reach the keys of the family piano. After studying piano and violin as a child, he took up string bass at 15 so he could join his high school jazz band.
After graduating from the University of Illinois, where he studied bass and composition, Mitch returned to Chicago and began his career as a studio recording engineer and free-lance musician. After several years he left the studio to play full-time and formed The Numa Band, a seven-piece electric jazz ensemble that played Mitch’s original music and made one of the first commercially released digital albums in the U.S. During the mid-eighties Mitch began writing and producing music for radio and TV commercials, corporate and educational video, animated cartoons, and had commissions from the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago and the St. Cloud Minnesota Symphony. Mitch moved to Savannah in 2011 after spending 6 years in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, teaching and performing.