The Gotham Kings
Gotham Kings is a high energy immersive jazz experience! Two-time Grammy nominated trumpeter, Alphonso Horne has put together a band that weaves the sound of New Orleans into a rich musical fabric that demonstrates the history of the trumpet and the story of jazz. Inspired by the music of King Oliver Creole Jazz Band, Gotham Kings uses the virtuosity of the young Louis Armstrong and innovative genius of King Oliver to take you on a journey of sound that encompasses rags,stomps,shouts and funk! The band has played in venues including Caramoor Jazz Festival, Louis Armstrong House Museum, Jazz at Lincoln Center and many more! Individually, members of the Gotham Kings have compiled a diverse resume of collaborations with top artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Michael Feinstein, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, The Colbert Show and more!
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Members of the Gotham Kings have served as guest artists/clinicians at many notable venues, concerts, schools and
workshops in many cities and countries. The band leader, Alphonso Horne currently has a residency with Pops is
Tops at the Louis Armstrong House Museum. He currently serves as an educator with Swing Central Jazz Festival
and at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s: Jazz for Young People.
Gotham Kings are available for clinics, masterclasses, private lessons and guest artist appearances.