‘The music is fresh and refreshing and not boxed into the tradition.’ – Zeal NYC full article
Huntertones is a high energy horn driven band based in Brooklyn, New York. The band’s signature sound comes from adventurous original compositions and arrangements written by Jon Lampley, Chris Ott, and Dan White that meld jazz, funk, soul, hip hop, R&B, and rock. In addition to covering a wide range of genres, the group is known for its ability to shift from a dynamic six piece ensemble to an unconventional trio featuring saxophone, sousaphone, and beat-boxing.
In 2015 the band was recognized by NPR for their submission to the nationwide ‘Tiny Desk Contest.’ They also were selected to be cultural ambassadors by the American Music Abroad, involving an international tour of performances and clinics in early 2016. Other notable performances include appearances at major U.S. and international jazz festivals (Columbus Jazz and Rib Fest, Rochester Jazz Festival, Toronto Jazz Festival) as well as a show at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.
On November 20th 2015 the band released its debut album. This self-titled EP, mixed by Grammy Award winning engineer Bassy Bob (Herbie Hancock, Soulive, Brian McKnight), captures the group’s spontaneity with genre-bending original compositions by Lampley, Ott, and White.