Jörg Horina (guitar, vocals)
Born in 1957 in Düsseldorf, Jörg grew up in Bavaria and at age 16 started to teach himself guitar. His main influences at the time were big-time rock guitarists like Carlos Santana, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, Rory Gallagher, Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton. Later, he felt more emotionally drawn to jazz and fusion jazz, with idols like Pat Metheny, Jan Gabarek, Jim Hall, Eric Johnson, Mike Stern und Antonio Forcione.
He made his first appearances at age 17 with the „Marihuana Brass Band,“ a well known Dixieland jazz band, as well as with local bands like “Regale’s Band” and “Plummet Airlines,” a fusion formation with the British bassist Geoffrey Burton.
In 1977 at age 17, Jörg went to the USA for the first time with a job as camp counselor and sports coach at a summer camp in Lake Placid, New York, followed by four months playing New England clubs with “Miles to go,” a semi-professional American R&B band. Back in Austria, he started medical school. Until he took his degree in 1985 and finished his training, he had to put his music and volleyball, a sport he loved, on hold, but when he was finally settled down with career and family, he was able to dust off his guitar and make up for lost time.