Staff Sergeant Henry Soriano was born in Baguio City, Philippines. In 1992 he moved to the United States and gained citizenship in 1999. He began the Jazz Studies program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and in 2006 left to tour around the world. In 2014 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and has served with the Army Bands at Camp Zama, Japan and Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Throughout his career he has performed with many high caliber musicians such as Phil Woods, Monty Alexander, Marlena Shaw, Shirley Horn, Harvey Mason, Kenney Burrell, and Ron Carter. He has also won the Army’s Music Performance Team of the Year award twice with the United States Army Japan Ceremonial Band. At the SHAPE International Band, Staff Sergeant Soriano performs as the drummer in the NATO Jazz Orchestra, Task Force X, the NATO Jazz Combo, and NATO Unplugged.