Sunday, December 10, 2017

Hamilton's Carl Horton Passes

Picture courtesy of Carl's Facebook page
It is with sadness that we announce that Hamilton musician Carl Horton passed away recently.  Our condolences to his family, friends and fans.

UPDATE! Hamilton Spectator story about Carl's passing

UPDATE! A musical celebration of his life will be at the First Unitarian Church of Hamilton on Wednesday, December 13 (2 pm)
Carl started his professional music career in 1979. Highlights includes scoring numerous films/TV shows, creating over 450 advertising jingles, teaching, session work, arranging, directing and much more. He's performed for politicians and royalty.  Click here for more detailed bio.

Carl was beloved by many in the Hamilton music community. Here are a few comments from social media:

Jude Johnson (Carl's longtime musical partner): 
My heart is dear friend...musical partner for 35 brother...Carl Horton....a King of a man...unbearable loss for his beloved Tina and daughters Ali and Annie ...our community has lost a great soul...there are no words....
Adrean Farrugia
Carl was one of my teachers at Mohawk College in the 90’s. He was a beloved teacher, and musician—always enthusiastic about music and supportive of others. I’m sad to hear that he’s gone. I’ll miss him. It’s a reminder to make the best of each day as we never know how long we’ll be here.
My condolences to his family. Rest In Peace Carl and thanks for the friendship and inspiration.
We will add more comments as we find them.

Video above courtesy of Hamilton Blues Lovers

To honour his legacy, here are some of his students performing an original tune they wrote.

Video above courtesy of Altheta Rutherford

Blast from the Past: Carl Horton and Friends Perform at Pine Street Gardens

Links: Carl Horton, More Carl Horton StoriesJude JohnsonMore Jude Johnson Stories,

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1 comment:

  1. I can't believe this. Carl was a great musician and a good friend. My greatest moment in music was the Clarinet Solo I played with the HPO supported by Carl on keyboard. This is so sad. Bob Bratina