Tyler Blanton’s Hornē Electric Band is a modern mix of funk, soul, electronic, and jazz elements, presented in a unique way. Rising star vibraphonist Tyler Blanton has become known in recent years for his work with top NY musicians such Donny McCaslin, Ari Hoenig, and Nate Wood. His earlier work received press and features in Downbeat magazine, JazzTimes, Hot House, Village Voice, and the NY Times. He draws inspiration from earlier vibraphonist such as like Mike Manieri and Roy Ayers who explored the vibraphone in electric capacities and continues to push the instruments’ boundaries in both sound and genre. The Hornē Electric Band’s unique repertoire seamlessly integrates dance-able grooves, complex harmonies, and the use of modern electronic soundscapes.
The HEB maintains a strong presence in the New York music scene having presented over 20 shows in the past 2 years alone. They have performed at The Bitter End, Blue Note, The Living Room, Rockwood Music Hall, and currently maintain a monthly residency at the iconic 55 Bar in the west village.