The Hornzmen is a rock - funk - jazz duo act consisting of Andrew Friedlander on saxophone and Jason Jon on trombone. This act showcases the musicality and vituosity of these two talented horn players. The show is a blend of exciting instrumental pieces with several vocal features. The Hornzmen act is a high energy show made up of well known songs combined with the Hornzmen's own creative style. It features the music of 'Earth, Wind and Fire'; 'Chicago'; 'Blood, Sweat and Tears'; and many others.
Tenor and alto saxophone, vocals: Born in Los Angeles, California, Andrew first picked up a saxophone at age 10. From then on, his life was consumed by music. In 1997 he attended The California Institute of the Arts. He began his professional career as a show band musician on cruise ships. In 2002, he moved to Las Vegas where he has performed with the likes of: The Temptations, The O' Jays, Leslie Gore, and Sheena Easton. Andrew has also played in shows such as Legends In Concert, Martin and Romano's Bluzmen, Lon Bronson All-Star Band, Famous Reflections and others.
Trombone, vocals: Originally from Coure D'Alene in the north Idaho panhandle, Jason was raised playing Swing and Big Band music from an early age. He started playing professionally in various local big bands and blues bands by the age of fifteen. After graduating from the Lionel Hampton School of Music, with a degree in Music Performance, Jason performed on Carnival Cruise Lines for several years. He was quickly promoted and put his entertaining and musical abilities to use as Music Director. Jason has performed with artists such as: Claudio Roditi, Bill Watrous, Al Grey, The O' Jays, Josh Gracen, Martin and Romano's Bluzmen, Famous Reflections and many others.
The Hornzmen are able to perform with a live nine piece band, as they can provide professionally written charts. They are also able to perform without a band by using extremely high quality tracks. The can also provide a "click" track, if needed, for a combination of both live band and tracks. The show is run with professional quality equipment and software that is both transportable and easily plugged into any venue sound system.