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Genres You Will Love
Jazz: Bebop Jazz: Swing/Big Band Moods: Type: Improvisational Moods: Instrumental Jazz: Jazz-Funk

By Location
United States - Minnesota



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

As a solo ensemble, the Hornheads bring 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 Bernstien, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and Stevie Wonder, while completing their repertoire with dynamic Hornheads’ originals.

As members of Prince and the New Power Generation, the Hornheads recorded on 20 Prince CDs and performed for over 2 million concert goers in 20 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.”

Credited on hundreds of recordings, the Hornheads have performed and/ or recorded with artists such as Prince, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Vulfpeck, James Brown, Ray Charles, Sammy Davis Jr., Dizzy Gillespie, Tony Bennett, Doc Severinsen, and many others.