For as long as he can remember, Tyler Hornby has been on a musical journey.
He encountered jazz early on while growing up in Alberta, living in a house
that doubled as a rehearsal space for his guitar-playing father, his bass-
playing brother and big band singer grandmother. He started drumming at
age 10, honed his artistry in high school big bands and experimental jazz
combos, and has blossomed into one of the country's most innovative and
sought-after young drummers.
Hornby has also become a gifted composer by expanding his musical tastes,
studying the craft with Grammy Award winning pianist Chip Stephens, and
immersing himself in the work of other great players from all over the planet.
His list of collaborators is wide and wealthy, including Bob Mintzer, Ingrid
Jensen, Wycliffe Gordon, Frank Mantooth, Alain Caron, Randy Brecker, Eric
Marienthal, Tom Harrell, Jiggs Whigham, Irvin Mayfield, James Carter, Brad
Goode, Chip Stephens, Hugh Fraser, Tommy Banks, PJ Perry, Shelly Berg,
Ralph Bowen, Maciek Grzywacz (with a 2007 Polish Music Award nomination
for their collaboration), Maciej Sikala, Piotr Lemanczyk, Pat Bianchi, John
Gunther, Ken Walker, Phil Dwyer, Mike Murley, David Braid, Joel Miller,