Brian Horton's Explorations in Jazz Saxophone

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Start off your Saturday with the Brian Horton Trio!

"Easy" - recorded live at La Lanterna in New York City - is the right song to kick-back and enjoy the long weekend to. Read a short biography on Brian Horton from the African American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina Guidebook below.

Brian Horton is a jazz saxophonist, composer, and educator from Kinston. His sound is rooted in blues and gospel. He began his musical career in Baptist churches around Lenoir County where he embraced the spirit of music and its effects on an audience. He studied under Ira Wiggins at North Carolina Central University and Jimmy Heath and Sir Roland Hanna at the Aaron Copland School of Music. He has composed and arranged for independent documentaries, ESPN, and Spike Lee. Horton currently teaches in the music department at North Carolina Central University, his alma mater in Durham, North Carolina, and performs frequently.