NYC's premier brass party band Shag Horns huff, puff, and blow the house down! Serving up hot throwbacks from the 70's, 80's, 90's, and 00's, we guarantee you'll dance and sing along until the cows come home. Members of our all-star line up have performed with Ricky Martin, Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Ed Sheeran, Tony Bennett, Andy Grammer, Train, Umphrey's McGee, O.A.R., St. Lucia, and Allen Stone, just to name a few. We also work as an independent and collaborative horn section ready to adapt to any musical situation. Equally comfortable on stage or in the studio, we pride ourselves in arranging, composition, and recording, as well as igniting a raucous crowd and cutting a rug (that's slang for dancing).
PARTNERS IN SHAG
Kai Sandoval, trumpet player, and founder of the Shag Horns, completed his M.M. in jazz studies at the New England Conservatory as one of two recipients of the Presidential Scholarship in 2015. In the Spring of 2012, he completed his B.M. at the conservatory with the aid of a full-tuition scholarship.
Sandoval has performed with well known artists such as Donny McCaslin, Clem Curtis, Randy Weston, Miguel Zenon's Quartet, Bum Soo Kim, Jason Moran's "Band Wagon", Michael Davis, Rick Baptist, Jiggs Whigham, Sal Lozano, Arturo Sandoval, John Clayton, Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, The Wayne Shorter Quartet, Tiger Okoshi, Wycliffe Gordon, Don Byron, and Bob Brookmeyer.
Chris Ott is a trombonist, beat-boxer, composer and arranger based in Brooklyn, New York. With his jazz/funk project Huntertones, Chris has performed and presented clinics across the country as well as internationally through the US State Department’s American Music Abroad program. As a composer, Chris’ work has been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition and in 2015 and 2017 he was a recipient of the ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award. He has shared the stage with artists such as Ricky Martin, Allen Stone, Umphrey’s McGee, O.A.R, Vulpeck, Felix Pastorius, and more.
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