Biography

Brooklyn-based vocalist, songwriter and producer Nicholas Horner hails from the mountains north of Williamsport, Pennsylvania. His artistic voice can be heard on over 20 recordings and films ranging from folk to rock, jazz, and pop where he has worked on creative teams with some of New York's finest creative talent, including grammy-winning producers/engineers Ron Allaire (Pantera, Keith Richards) and Jon Rosenberg (John Zorn, James Moody). He is also a founder and producer of Porch Stomp, a non-profit dedicated to the advancement of folk music throughout New York City whose summer festival is a frequent feature in Metro NY and Time Out NY. He serves as resident visual artist for Pennsylvania-based jazz label Corner Store Jazz (operated by legendary jazz drummer Phil Haynes). Horner has toured both nationally and internationally with raucous brothers-harmony folk duo "Nick and Luke" and with The Nick Horner Family, an eclectic ensemble which recently had the honor of performing as the house band for the United Nations' Habitat III Conference in Quito, Ecuador, the first house band in the the conference's 60 year history.  

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Horner has also previously attended the Banff Centre's Workshop for Jazz and Creative Music headed by Dave Douglas, served as live-in staff at the Interlochen Arts Academy, director for Mansfield University's Youth Gifted Camp, and founder/producer of the New! Live! Now! performance series in Baltimore, MD. He has created music for theatrical work presented at The Abrons Arts Center and La Mama, including Amy Surratt's First and Last Show, heralded as "a dizzy, colorful jamboree of mythic proportions" by the New York Theatre Review. Horner has recorded or performed alongside folk acts such as The Honey Dewdrops and The Sentimentals, jazzers David Liebman, Sheila Jordan and Drew Gress, new/free musicians Sylvie Courvousier & Mark Feldman, Ursella Oppens, Herb Robertson, Walter Thompson, and ETHEL.

Horner is a 2011 graduate of Bucknell University with a degree in Vocal Performance.  He studied composition with William Duckworth, jazz studies with Phil Haynes and Barry Long and voice with Catherine Payn.  

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Nicholas Horner

Recordings

'Branches', The Nick Horner Family (2017)

'Grace', Nicholas Horner & Day Dream (2017) Release Pending

'Mickey Macabre', Mickey Macabre (2017) Release Pending

'Joalis', Stephen Potorti [2017] Release Pending

'The Nick Horner Family', The Nick Horner Family (2017) 

'Nick and Luke', Nick and Luke (2017)

'Happy Holidays', Stephen Potorti (2016)

'The Wicker Word', String Sound (2016) 
 

'Hard to Breathe', Crush of Empires EP (2015) 

'Almost Home', String Sound (2015) CSJ-0112

'I Believe I Shall See', Stephen Potorti (2015) 

 

'Psalms and Prayers', Stephen Potorti (2014) 

 

'The Wells', Nicholas Horner's Project Red Blooded (2012) CSJ-0098

'Centre Pieces in Jazz and Creative Music', The 2011Banff Centre Jazz and Creative Music Compilation Disk  (2012)



as arranger or producer...

'Pending Release', Cait and the Critters (2018)

'Cait & The Critters', Cait and the Critters (2016)

'The Locksmiths", The Locksmiths [2016)

'Breakfast Truce', Letitia VanSant (2012)



as visual/graphic artist...

'Settings for Three', No Fast Food (2018) CSJ-0121

'Dream State', Will Rachofsky (2017)

'60/69: My Favorite Things', Phil Haynes and Free Country (2017) CSJ 0117-0118

 

'Home Road'. Jim Yanda Trio (2016) CSJ 0113-0114

'Sanctuary,' Phil Haynes (2015) CSJ-0086

'Something BEATLES', Phil Haynes and Free Country (2014), CSJ-0105

 

'No Fast Food: In Concert", No Fast Food (2014) CSJ 0107-0108

'Workin It', No Fast Food (2013) CSJ-0106

 

'The Ulysses Project', Kirsten Carey [2013]



'It Might Be Spring', Phil Haynes and Paul Smoker (2013) Alvas Records 2104

'Organicity', The Hammond Bros. (2013) CSJ-0096

'Regional Cookin'', The Jim Yanda Trio (2013) CSJ-0056


'The Code', Phil Haynes with David Liebman (2013) CSJ-0101


'The Way The West Was Won', Phil Haynes and Free Country (2012) CSJ-0087



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