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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States | SELF

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"Reviews of the Hornheads and their CDs"

Reviews of the Hornheads and their CDs
“This peerless horn section plays in bare brilliant syncopation, punching
with a staccato precision beyond the grasp of science or Synclavier.”
Q Magazine - London
“They are a super horn section! I think the best in the world right now.”
Pedro Abrunhosa - multi-platnium European recording artist
“The Hornheads are terrific. They broke the place [Bellson Jazz Festival] up.”
Louie Bellson - jazz legend
“very tight, skillful musicians.”
Mark Kemp - Rolling Stone
“...superb writing and playing...so impressive...man, it's a gas.”
Bobby Shew - jazz artist
“These guys are tighter than a gnat's asshole!”
David Sandorn - alto saxopkonist
“Hornheads is a remarkable enterprise...the tracks are brilliant exhibits of how talented
these people are...this is a CD you should all hear and appreciate!”
The Continental - Rotterdam, Holland
“...very cool, no doubt about it...excellent playing.”
Ben Sidran - Go Jazz Records
“I was entranced from beginning to end. Hornheads is one of the most refreshing treats I've
had in a long time. Both the writing and playing are superb.”
Dr. Frank Bencriscutto - Professor of Music, University of Minnesota"
“sophisticated horn charts.”
David Hiltbrand - People Magazine
“The Hornheads represent a new breed of performer...exciting, covering a wide spectrum
of styles...unbridled enthusiasm, combined with unbelievable soloists.”
Bob Baca - head of jazz program, UW Eau Claire
“...exhilarating...excellent and unique writing and performance.”
Bob Freedman - jazz producer and arranger
“Furiously funky horns.”
Jon Bream - Mpls. Star Tribune
“Delicious horns.”
Erik Flannigan - CD Review
“The Hornheads are unbelievable. There simply isn't a group like them--so tight and yet with
such great pure energy, featuring jaw-dropping soloists.”
Scott Garlock - Director of Jazz, Knox College
“...a supercharged horn section.”
Courier/Mail - Brisbane, Australia - See below


Please visit http://www.hornheads.com/discography.php for a complete listing.



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.