Mid-South Jazz Festival: 61st Anniversary
April 9, 2022 (Saturday @ 7:30 p.m.)
Huntertones brings people together around the globe with fun, imaginative and fearless music. Their high energy, horn-driven sound features genre bending composition and unconventional covers. Every show is a social experience celebrating the joy of music. Saxophonist Dan White, trumpet and sousaphone player and trombonist and beatbox artist Chris Ott formed the band in Columbus, Ohio. Now based in Brooklyn, NY, and joined by Joshua Hill on electric guitar, Adam DeAscentis on electric bass, and John Hubbell on drum set, along with Snarky Puppy keyboardist Justin Stanton, Huntertones has toured South America, Africa and Europe via the U.S. State Department’s American Music Abroad program. Their latest release, Passport, is a collection of songs inspired by their experiences sharing music all over the world. Co-founder Jon Lampley, who plays with Jon Batiste & Stay Human on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, notes “We’ve become very comfortable as a band, where you might hear a little Snarky Puppy, or Led Zeppelin, or the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, or gospel music, or swinging jazz.” Fresh, invigorating, and inspiring, Huntertones’ music has been praised as “soulful, tasty and groovy,” by Lionel Loueke, and “explosive, imaginative, and genre-defying” by PopMatters.