Henry Threadgill is an American composer, saxophonist, and flautist. He came to prominence in the 1970s leading ensembles rooted in jazz but with unusual instrumentation, often incorporating other genres of music. He has performed and recorded with ensembles including Air, Make a Move, Very Very Circus, and Zooid. He was awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Music—only one of three jazz musicians, along with Ornette Coleman and Wynton Marsalis, to receive it—for his album In for a Penny. In 2023, he published his autobiography, written with Brent Hayes Edwards: Easily Slip into Another World: A Life in Music.