John Douglas Horler (born February 26, 1947 in Lymington) is an English jazz pianist. He is the brother of fellow jazz musician David Horler and the uncle of Natalie Horler, who is the lead singer in the successful eurodance band Cascada.
Horler began on piano at age six, and learned jazz from his father, a trumpeter. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music (1963–67), then played with the big bands of Bobby Lamb, Ray Premru, BBC Radio, Dave Hancock, and Maynard Ferguson. He worked with Tommy Whittle for much of the 1970s, Tony Coe later in the decade, Ronnie Ross for several years in the 1980s, Peter King in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and Jimmie Hastings around the same time as King. He led his own small groups intermittently during these times, and accompanied John Dankworth and Kenny Wheeler, among others, on record.
- Mark Gilbert, "John Horler". Grove Jazz online.
- John Chilton, Who's Who of British Jazz.