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Hannah Horton & Esther Bennett
Sat 9th Oct

The Bear Club, Luton. Doors open 7pm, music starts 8:30pm


Available from all the usuals including
➡️ Bandcamp ⬅️
➡️ iTunes ⬅️
➡️ Amazon ⬅️


3/9/21 My single ‘Keep Walking’ is released. Download or stream from my Bandcamp or your preferred app / provider



“Hannah makes the big beast baritone sax sound like an angel” – Ian Shaw

Hannah Horton blows funky tenor, gutsy baritone and can write a good tune. Proof of this latter accomplishment is found in the five originals on the album – Two of which have vocals and lyrics by Ian Shaw. However, nor is Hannah found wanting when playing other people’s songs – she does them justice without treading on the toes or riding on the backs of the original versions…….” Lance Liddle, bebop spoken here on Inside Out (new album) Sept 2021

“As a listener I have taken an interest in Hannah Horton for a couple of years now. There is something refreshing and special about her approach, interpretation and delivery.
After listening  (several times) to this album there can be no doubt Hannah Horton is a musician with a deep respect for original music and a talent for creating her own compositions with arrangements which are generous to those accompanying too. There is nothing esoteric about this album – it will appeal to a huge range of people. It is an album without flaw and one which it felt a privilege to review………” – Sammy Stein, Jazz Views on Inside Out (new album) Sept 2021

“The playing on Peacocks is absorbing, emotive, delicate, and utterly compelling. Each musician adds their own layer to this beautiful tune that creates one of those numbers that will sound different on each subsequent listening dependent on the mood of the listener at the time.”
This is the first album by Hannah Horton that I have heard – I have heard her play on other people’s releases – and I have to say that I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to her work. Hannah’s original compositions are good, and I like the fact that she has the confidence to own five of the ten tracks chosen for ‘Inside Out’. Her covers too are strong and well chosen – and in the case of ‘Feed the Birds’ somewhat inspired. I also like that the album has made use of the vocal talent of Ian Shaw whose lyrics give an added dimension to Hannah’s compositions. This is a good album that has elements of fun, reflection, emotion, and variety and will be in the CD player as soon as it arrives from Bandcamp and for some time after
….. Simply Jazz Talk on Inside Out (new album) Sept 2021

“The leader shows an admirable fluency on both tenor and baritone saxophones and the playing from all concerned is excellent throughout.
Horton’s sax sound has been described as being ‘vocalised’, this in the sense that her melodic lines could easily be sung (as opposed to the free jazz or avant garde ‘extended technique’ interpretation of the term) and as such she’s a great communicator, her style punchy and direct.
Horton’s version [of Nardis] is up there with the best of them with the leader’s eloquence on tenor complemented by impressive cameos from Statham on electric bass and Crawford at the piano……” – The Jazz Mann on Inside Out (new album) Sept 2021

“Great gutsy sound, I’ll be looking forward to hearing Hannah Horton again” – Lance Liddle, bebop spoken here May 2021

“Hannah has a warmly attractive ‘vocal’ sound on the tenor and baritone saxophone combined with lovely unhackneyed phrasing” – John Etheridge

“Hannah is a lovely multi Sax player” – Peter Fairman at Fleece Jazz

“Hannah Horton is a perfect example of just how to play Baritone and Tenor Saxophones.” – Hot Numbers