Huntertones to Bring the Funk to Music Haven
Brooklyn’s brassy Huntertones will be making their Music Haven debut 7 p.m. Thursday, July 25th in Schenectady’s Central Park. The band formed at Ohio StateUniversity in Columbus and hosted their first shows at a house on Hunter Avenue.
Earlier this year, trumpeter/sousaphonist Jon Lampley, a touring
member of O.A.R. who also plays in Jon Batiste’s Stay Human, told jazz
magazine Downbeatthat, “We benefited from developing in Ohio around
indie rock and hip-hop bands. That allowed us to come together as
different personalities. We’ve become very comfortable as a band,
where you might hear a little Snarky Puppy, or Led Zeppelin, or Dirty
Dozen Brass Band, or even gospel music or swinging jazz.”
Now based in New York, Huntertones are known for the ability, in
addition to covering a wide range of genres, to shift from a dynamic
six-piece ensemble to an unconventional trio featuring saxophone,
sousaphone and beat-boxing (from trombonist and fellow marching band vet Chris Ott).
Huntertones offer a high energy, horn-driven sound that fuses
adventurous genre-bending originals and unconventional covers with
inspired improvisation, melding jazz, funk, hip-hop, rock and soul.
A variety of food and beverages will be available for purchase at all shows. Mike’s Hotdogs will be on hand with a selection of classic NYC-style street fare. Ben & Jerry’s will also scoop premium ice cream at each
Wine and local craft beverages from Wolf Hollow Brewing Company and
Nine Pin Ciderare available throughout the season.