Brian Horton is a composer, saxophonist, producer and studio engineer from Colorado (by way very recently of Kinston, North Carolina). He graduated from North Carolina Central University with a BA in jazz performance. Horton shaped his sound out of the gospel and the blues. He obtained his MA at the Aaron Copeland School of Music in Queens, New York under the direction of Jimmy Heath and the late Sir Roland Hanna.
Horton has continued to maintain a steady balance of work as a bandleader, sideman and composer/arranger for such renowned jazz musicians as Hanna, Winard Harper, Louie Bellson, Clark Terry, Delfaeyo Marsalis and others. His work has also been sited with the likes of Latin percussion guru Kevin Jones (10th World), producer Just Blaze (Snoop Dogg, Memphis Bleek) Esoterica, and DJ Carl Craig to name a few. As a composer and arranger, Horton's music has been featured in several independent documentaries for Columbia and Stanford Universities, ESPN and director Spike Lee.