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Fleece Jazz

18 fine musicians on the extended Fleece Jazz stage gave us a mighty gig. I love the sound of a horn chorus, but to have 14 of them in chorus was really something else: loved it.

First Light Festival Lowestoft

Fantastic to play at the inaugural First Light Festival in Lowestoft. Thank you to everyone that joined us on the beach and especially those that were up on their feet and dancing! Hope to be invited back next year!

Colchester Arts Centre Jazz Club

The horns had it, they definitely had it – in abundance – last night at Colchester Arts Centre Jazz Club. Some great tunes and first-rate arrangements from Horn Factory, plus a large, appreciative audience to boot. Well done all!

Jazz at the Jubilee – Great Feedback!

Please excuse us while we bask in this recent round of applause, received from the Jubilee Hall following our recent performance there! It follows on from many nice comments received from the audience on the night – a very successful and enjoyable evening we think! We hope that this will[…]

100 years apart

Most of our music was written in the last 20 years and the latest was written this year, in 2017. But can you guess what is the oldest piece we currently perform?

10 Things you Didn’t Know About Buddy Rich

Anyone who has seen Horn Factory perform will know we’re great fans of Buddy Rich, a jazz drummer known for his virtuoso technique, power and speed. But here are 10 facts you might not know about the man billed as “the world’s greatest drummer”. Buddy Rich, Arcadia Ballroom, New York[…]

Meet the Band – Andy Shipp

In the latest in our series of Meet the Band interviews, we talk to Andy Shipp as he reveals his history as a trombone player, talks about his musical education with the likes of Don Lusher and Lindsay Shilling, and shares with us some of his strongest musical influences. Andy[…]

Recorda Me

We’ve been working on a fantastic Eric Richards big band arrangement of the tune “Recorda Me”. The original was written and recorded by the great Joe Henderson and his quintet in the 1960s and released on the album Page One. We’ve been doing our research and came across this searing live version[…]

Meet the Band – Gilly Burgoyne

What do Ivy Benson, Billy Ocean and Horn Factory have in common? Well, we’ve all been lucky enough to feature a certain Gilly Burgoyne on Saxophone. What’s been the most unusual gig she’s performed? Well, there’s only one way to find out – watch her interview here!