Wayne Horvitz

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

1 September 1955, New York City, New York, USA. Active at the cutting edge of contemporary music since the mid-70s, keyboard player Horvitz is a significant composer, and has produced numerous record sessions not only for himself but also for many other musicians. The founder of the New York Composers Orchestra, he has worked with Billy Bang, Marty Ehrlich, Bill Frisell, violinist Eyvind Kang, saxophonist Briggen Krauss, Butch Morris, Bobby Previte, Julian Priester, John Zorn, bass player Phil Sparks and drummer Kenny Wollesen. Horvitz’s own bands, which include Pigpen, Ponga, the President, the 4+1 Ensemble, and Zony Mash, have appeared at various international venues and his recordings have attracted favourable critical attention in America and Europe. The recipient of awards and grants for composing, Horvitz has been involved in a number of theatrical productions, including Oz, for which his music was choreographed by Paul Taylor for the White Oak Dance...

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