THE LOUDHORNS is a band that lives up to its name. Comprised of Nashville’s top studio brass players, THE LOUDHORNS delivers a potent mixture of jazz, funk, R&B and rock. Debut album "One For Maynard" pays tribute to the legendary Maynard Ferguson.


THE LOUDHORNS is made up of Nashville's renowned studio players - world class players who have shared the stage and the studio with the biggest names in music including Elton John, Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, Garth Brooks, Maynard Ferguson, Tony Bennett, Randy Brecker and Larry Carlton . Their electifying stage show features songs from their debut album "One For Maynard" as well as their take on a range of other jazz/funk classics from the likes of Tower of Power and Earth, Wind & Fire.

The influences of the players in the band are countless and for this recording they decided to pay homage to the great and incomparable Maynard Ferguson.

From bandleader/producer Joe Murphy's CD liner notes:

"Many thousands of musicians have been influenced by the late great Maynard Ferguson over the last half a century. You name it, Maynard did it! His career lasted well over 50 years...Maynard was a workhorse. He never stopped. He recorded his last CD in July 2006 just WEEKS before he passed away. He played until the very end. The world lost a true artist when Maynard left us...So, when we started talking about repertoire for this CD, those GREAT Maynard Ferguson charts that we all grew to love over the years immediately came to mind. We all knew from the beginning that we wanted to dedicate this to Maynard."

The band also performs original music written by and for THE LOUDHORNS. Recent concert appearances in Cincinnati, OH, and Watertown, TN, have garnered standing ovations after captivating audiences with their stunning power and virtuosity.

THE LOUDHORNS endorse and are sponsored by LOUD Mouthpieces, which designs and manufactures the most performance-based equipment available anywhere in the world. LOUD Mouthpieces clients include a diverse array of some of the world’s foremost brass players, from studio musicians to touring pop musicians to members of symphony orchestras. World-renowned jazz tuba player and LOUD Mouthpieces owner Joe Murphy is featured in THE LOUDHORNS tuba chair and can be heard delivering several blistering tuba solos throughout the album.


One For Maynard - 2009

Set List

Give It One
La Fiesta
Bohemian Rhapsody
Foreign Correspondent
I Wish
Left Bank Express
Superbone Meets The Bad Man
Fly Away From Here
Soul with a Capital S
Soul Vaccination
What Is Hip