The Nairobi Horns Project (NHP) brings together musicians bonded by the love for new music and committed to building a sound around horns in African and contemporary music. Our sound is influenced by our love for Jazz, African rhythms, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Electronic music. What was conceived as a three-member commercial for-hire horn section whose members have worked on music TV shows, concerts, recordings and tours has since grown into a complete live act.
As a concert and festival act, NHP draws inspiration from jazz roots, blending Kenyan folk and pop influences. Since opening for trumpeter Hugh Masekela at the Safaricom International Jazz Festival in 2016, NHP has grown into one of Kenyas leading instrumental music brands. Beyond jazz, the band has garnered crossover followership, going on to perform on other stages. We are the only instrumental music band to play the Koroga Festival 2017 alongside Eric Wainaina and DBanj
In December 2016 Nairobi Horns Project released their first self produced body of works, an EP titled Kipepeo (Swahili for butterfly) entirely comprised of original works.
Since then they have played the Joy of Jazz Festival in Johannesburg and have just released their latest album Black In Gold (February 2019)
- J’s Fresh Kitchen accepts reservations so please make a reservation for a table should you know you will be coming for dinner.
- The number for reservations is 0707612585.
- J’s Westlands is a 23 years and older venue.
- The show starts promptly at 8pm so tables are held till 8pm after which they are opened to other customers.