The Superpower Horns

NYC-based horn section


The Superpower Horns, one of New York’s most in-demand horn sections, have given over 350 live performances and done numerous high-profile recording sessions in their five year history.

Most recently, The Superpower Horns collaborated with pop megastar Beyoncé Knowles, writing and recording numerous horn arrangements for her upcoming album, ‘4’, released in June 2011.

In addition, they are a house horn section at legendary Roc-A-Fella Records and have also recently collaborated with the likes of Curren$y, Jean Grae, Mos Def, Devin the Dude and notable producer Ski Beatz.

As the horn section for The Superpowers, a widely acclaimed Afrobeat band formed in Boston in 2005, they toured internationally and released two albums, winning both the 2007 Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll and the 2006 Boston Music Awards for Best World Music Act.

Members of the Superpower Horns perform regularly with numerous internationally recognized groups including: John Brown’s Body, Slavic Soul Party!, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, Meta and the Cornerstones, People’s Champs, Cuddle Magic, and many others.


Nick Videen (Alto and Tenor Saxophones) Drew Sayers (Tenor and Baritone Saxophones) Josiah Woodson (Trumpet) Cole Kamen-Green (Trumpet) Alex Asher (Trombone)

Who We've worked with

  • Beyoncé Knowles
  • Kanye West
  • The-Dream
  • Andre 3000
  • Diplo
  • Mos Def
  • Jean Grae
  • Curren$y
  • Diana Ross
  • Josh Ritter
  • Sloan Wainwright
  • Rudy Gomis of Orchestra Baobab
  • Oliver Lake
  • Branford Marsalis
  • S. Carey of Bon Iver
  • Nate Brenner of tUnE-YarDs
  • Gunther Schuller
  • Marcus Belgrave
  • Danilo Perez
  • Steve Turre
  • Winard Harper
  • Slavic Soul Party!
  • The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
  • Russ Manning of Twin Shadow
  • Ski Beatz
  • David Sanchez
  • Sean Jones
  • Mulgrew Miller
  • Rodney Whitaker
  • Bob Moses
  • Meta and the Cornerstones
  • George Garzone
  • Kenny Wolleson
  • Josh Roseman
  • Roscoe Mitchell
  • Jo Jo Kuo
  • Apollo Run
  • Dave Douglas
  • George Lewis
  • Bill Lee
  • Charlie Persip
  • Cuddle Magic
  • The Superpowers
  • People’s Champs
  • Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds
  • Khaleel Shaheed
  • Michael Morgan and the Oakland East Bay Symphony


The Superpower Horns, fresh off our work on Beyoncé’s latest two albums, ‘4’ and ‘Beyoncé’, are a world-class horn section based in New York City. We will compose, arrange and perform the baddest horn lines possible for your live shows and recording sessions!

If you’re not in the NYC area, send us your tracks—we’ll record horn parts for them in a state-of-the-art studio and send them back.

For immediate booking call (410) 456-6155, or email thesuperpowerhorns [at]