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 8pm.

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 waltonartscenter.org. 

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