Children of the Horn is an instrumental ensemble that has created a unique sound by combining influences from soul jazz, rhythm and blues, and world music. The band’s line-up is comprised of seasoned, professional musicians from the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina area.
With a front-line of horns backed by a rhythm section, Children of the Horn takes the listener on a kaleidoscopic journey through original compositions that range from super-syncopated funk and Latin to swaggering New Orleans Second Line to classic Motown-inspired grooves.
Audiences of all ages find the band to be highly entertaining. Their tight arrangements and skillfully improvised solos have earned the band opportunities to share the stage with international stars such as Dirty Dozen Brass Band, P-Funk, and Dr. Lonnie Smith. Children of the Horn performs original compositions and arrangements developed by its members.
Following in the tradition of legendary horn bands like Tower of Power and Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Children of the Horn places the horn section on the front line. The musicians in the band are experienced performers and music educatiors at NC State University and Duke University.
Children of the Horn is a North Carolina Arts Council Touring Artist for 2008-2010. Past NC festival engagements include Centerfest, Taste of Durham, Shakori Hills Festival, Lazy Daze, Peak Fest, Beaufort Music Festival, Carrboro Music Festival, Holly Sp[rings Jazz Daze, African Heritage Festival, and Matthews Alive.