Adventurous and Original Huntertones Kick-Off Walton Art Center’s Starrlight Jazz Club Series

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, September 18, 2017 – Huntertones is a high-energy, horn-driven band founded in Columbus, Ohio and currently based in Brooklyn, N.Y. The group will kick off Walton Arts Center’s 2017-18 Starrlight Jazz Club Series on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 8 pm.

Single tickets start at $30 and can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting

Huntertones’ signature sound comes from adventurous original compositions and arrangements that meld jazz, funk, soul, hip-hop, R&B and rock - all written by the band’s frontmen, Jon Lampley, Chris Ott and Dan White. 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 November 2015, Huntertones released their first self-titled EP mixed by Grammy Award®-winning engineer Bassy Bob. That same year, National Public Radio (NPR) acknowledged them for their submission to the Tiny Desk Contest, which showcases the talents of thousands of up-and-coming musicians nationwide. Select music from the EP has also recently been featured on NPR’s “Morning Edition”. Additional recording projects (under their former name Dan White Sextet) include “Your Song” (2014), “Play” (2013) and “New York Sessions” (2012). 

Individually, members of Huntertones have compiled a diverse resume of collaborations with top artists in the pop, jazz, soul and musical theater worlds. This includes work with Snarky Puppy, Jon Batiste and Stay Human, O.A.R., Andy Grammar, Allen Stone, Phillip Phillips, Ricky Martin, Umphrey’s McGee, Red Baraat, Eric Krasno, Fred Wesley, Rashawn Ross, Jeff Coffin, Micky Dolenz, Hadden Sayers, Lew Soloff, Sean Jones, Felix Pastorius, Tony Monaco, Byron Stripling, Bobby Floyd and Christian Howes; Tony Award® winners Norbert Leo Butz and Lena Hall; and ensembles such as the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, the national tour of Guys and Dolls, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra and many others.

“Huntertones make great, timeless music that everybody will groove to. They’re original. They’re inspired. And they’re motivated.” — Rust Magazine

Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 195,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 400 public events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 45,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 200 volunteers donate 21,000 hours of time each year to its operations. Walton Arts Center presents entertainers and artists from around the world including Broadway musicals, renowned dance companies, international artists, up-and-coming jazz musicians and more. As a non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center enjoys the generous support of public sector funding, corporate sponsorship and private donors, allowing audience members to pay on average only 45% of the cost of programs offered. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit