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Chaun Horton

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Growing up in Rochester, New York, Chaun Horton was birthed into a love of music. Under the tutelage of his father, a church organist, Chaun first learned his craft by playing for local choirs, then events throughout the state. Chaun’s desire to expand on his work led him to LA, where he attended a camp held by the LA Music Academy College of Music. Chaun soon found himself enrolling in the school on a full scholarship, where he earned a Certificate of Completion.

A commitment to service has taught Chaun to value the group above the individual. When you ask him about his approach to musicianship, he will tell you “I’d rather play the music than play my drums, I can play my drums very well, but I can also play my role as the foundation of the bandstand, its a responsibility I'm willing and ready to take.”

Chaun has had the privilege of sharing the stage with artist such as Macy Gray, Natasha Bedingfield, Israel Houghton, Goapele, Toni Braxton, Colbie Caillat, Raphael Saadiq, Thundercat, Jessica Simpson, J´Davey, Doug E. Fresh, Tal Wilkenfeld, Geoffrey Keezer and many more.

Throughout his career, he still hears the urging of his early instructors to “Play straight, play the pocket, play the music .” In seeking that ideal place within the music, Chaun makes it his goal to play the music of other artists with such precision, that when they hear him play their songs, it is as if they are hearing their own music for the first time, and loving it.

ARTISTS
Macy Gray . Natasha Bedingfield . Toni Braxton . Colbie Caillat . Jessica Simpson
Raphael Saadiq . Tal Wilkenfeld . Dessy Di Lauro . Shoshana Bean . J' Davey
Christian Castro . Thundercat . Jan Sturiale . Kelly Clarkson . Iggy Azalea
Israel Houghton . B.o.B (BMI R&B HIPHOP AWARDS)

TELEVISION SHOWS
American Idol . Craig Fergusson Show . David Letterman Show . Good Morning America
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno . Jimmy Kimmel Show . NFL Kick Off
PBS A Capital 4th Celebration . Regis And Kelly . The Today's Show
The View . American Music Awards . The Grand Ole Opray

TOURS
Macy Gray "Big and Heavy" Tour (2006-2007)
Natasha Bedingfield "Verizon European/USA Verizon Tour (2008-2009)
New Kids On The Block "The Block Tour" & Natasha Bedingfield (2008-2009)
Christian Castro (2011-2012)
ThunderCat (Support) “Red Hot Chili Peppers Tour” (2012-2013)

RECORDS
Kelly Clarkson (Wrapped In Red- "My Favorite Things")
Jan Sturiale (Electric Water)
Nita Witaker (Life Stories)
Polly Segal (I’m Fine)