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Bio: Brian Horton is a composer, saxophonist and educator from Kinston, North Carolina. He graduated from North Carolina Central University with a BA in jazz performance in the spring of 1997. Two years later he obtained his MA at the Aaron Copeland School of Music in Queens, New York under the direct...See Full Bio
“Horton is renowned as a musician’s composer. He has for years enjoyed a well-earned salute and respectful head nods from peers who admire his theoretically eloquent writing and the smart choices that he executes as an arranger of certain acclaim. And as a seasoned performer he is still complimented with surprising frequency on his adeptness with the sort of blues-based vocabulary that discerning listeners find most approachable — most organic — and that younger players have supposedly forgotten. So it then becomes imperative to recognize that Horton has been delivering a distinct and forward-thinking blues — faithfully — for more than a decade now. And here again he illustrates his capacity to straddle generations of sound.”