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Underground Horns

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Underground Horns is a Brooklyn-based, brass band playing Afro Funk Bhangra New Orleans grooves and beyond. AllAboutJazz called their 2009 debut record "Funk Monk," "kick-ass dance music…that brushes up against psychedelia…with shots of funky brass juice." In 2010, the band recorded its second album "Big Beat," which was reviewed by Ken Waxman in the New York Jazz Record, calling them "an unapologetic party band with brains...with tonal inflections from the Big Easy, central Africa, the Maghreb and the Baltic states." Underground Horns performed at the 2011 NYC Winter Jazz Festival and internationally in Egypt and Germany. In the big city they made people dance in subway stations, parks and at their numerous club dates at Nublu, Barbes and BAM Cafe, among others.

Underground Horns is led by alto saxophonist Welf Dorr, who is originally from Munich, Germany. He moved to New York in 1995 where he played/recorded with Sonny Simmons, Frank Lacy, Sabir Mateen, Butch Morris, Kenny Wollesen, Jojo Kuo and Vernon Reid.

 

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