Wayne County Jazz Showcase is proud to present Eastern NC's own Brian Horton.
An academic scholar of music, Horton holds degree’s from North Carolina Central University (BA Jazz Performance) and Queens College, The Aaron Copland School of Music, New York (Master Of Music) where he studied under the direction of saxophonist/composer/living jazz historian Jimmy Heath, Todd Williams, Phillip Michael Mossman and the late Sir Roland Hanna. Since that time he has kept a steady balance of work as a bandleader, sideman and composer/arranger throughout the United States and Abroad. A long time sideman and arranger to jazz drummer Winard Harper (Harper Brothers, Dr. Billy Taylor, Betty Carter) led to countless opportune moments to share the stage with jazz greats Clark Terry, Wycleff Gordon, Carrie Smith, George Cables, Frank Wess, Little Jimmy Scott, Roy Hargrove and a host of others. His work has also been sited with latin percussion guru Kevin Jones (10th World), producer Just Blaze (Snoop Dogg, Memphis Bleek) Kelvin Sholar's Esoterica and Detroit House DJ mogul Carl Craig.
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