The HORNHEADS

The Hornheads, an extraordinarily talented group of horn players, has been gathering international acclaim from artists and critics alike, since 1991.

On tour with Prince and the New Power Generation from 1991-1994, the Hornheads performed for over 2 million concert goers in twenty countries. Q Magazine, London, described them as “a peerless horn section...playing in bare brilliant syncopation, punching with a staccato precision beyond the grasp of science or Synclavier. Prince splashes their insouciant versatility all over the set list.”

Performing on over sixty CD projects, the Hornheads have recorded with national and international artists such as Prince, Chaka Kahn, The Jonas Brothers, Mavis Staples, Phil Upchurch, Ricky Peterson, Jimmy Jam, Mandy Moore, Pedro Abrunhosa, Yumi Matsutoya, Babyface, Illya Kuryaki and the Valderramas, France Gal, Tevin Campbell, Rosie Gaines, Larry Graham, Sétimo Céu, Carmen Electra, Gegé Telesforo, and Ben Jor.

Individually, as top call session and show players, the Hornheads have performed and/or recorded with artists such as Janet Jackson, Rod Stewart, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Louie Bellson, Ray Charles, Clark Terry, Sammy Davis Jr., Dizzy Gillespie, Tony Bennett, Doc Severinsen, Burt Bacharach, Natalie Cole, Donny Osmond, Johnny Mathis, Michael Bolton, Trisha Yearwood, Lenny Kravitz, The Time, and many others.

As a solo ensemble performing at jazz festivals, arts series, universities, and high schools, this a cappella group brings their distinctive flair to jazz and funk music, combining virtuosic improvisation with sizzling ensemble work to create a truly unique music experience. They delight audiences with their artistry, versatility, musicality, and precision, covering American masters from Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, and Thelonious Monk, to Leonard Bernstein, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and Stevie Wonder, while completing their repertoire with dynamic Hornheads’ originals.

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HornHeads CDS

Hornheads

Solo releases by this super funky jazz a cappella horn section, with tight, fiery ensemble work and jaw-dropping solos, covering composers such as Ellington, Miles and Monk, Leonard Bernstein and Stevie Wonder, along with a collection of inspired, innovative originals.

Big Band & Latin Ensemble

Big Band and Cuban Jazz releases featuring the Hornheads with rhythm section, originally produced for Target retail stores.

HORNHEADS: Fat Lip

HORNHEADS

Fat Lip - 2004 release

"These guys are tighter than a gnat’s ass."
David Sanborn | More details...

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HORNHEADS: 5 Heads Are Better Than 1

HORNHEADS

5 Heads Are Better Than 1 - 1997 release

"...superb writing and playing...so impressive...man, it's a gas."
Bobby Shew | More details...

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HORNHEADS: Hornheads

HORNHEADS

Hornheads - 1994 debut release

"The Hornheads are terrific."
Louie Bellson | More details...

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HORNHEADS LATIN ENSEMBLE: Smokin' Cuban Jazz

HORNHEADS LATIN ENSEMBLE

Smokin' Cuban Jazz

Backed by a percussion driven Latin rhythm section, the Hornheads add fiery ensemble work and burnin’ solos to this high energy Cuban jazz project.

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HORNHEADS BIG BAND: I Love Las Vegas

HORNHEADS BIG BAND

I Love Las Vegas

This hard swingin’ big band CD in the style of the Rat Pack features the Hornheads backed by a world class rhythm section.

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