Music Around Town

The Huntertones (in the Supper Club)

When: Thu., Dec. 10, 8 p.m. 2015

Coming from what he says is a “musical family” certainly helped trumpet player Jon Lampley. Lampley, who grew up in Tallmadge, says his cousins all sang or played an instrument. They inspired him to take a musical instrument, and he's now one of the leaders of Huntertones, an up-and-coming jazz act that’s building a name for itself on account of its high-energy approach. A “huge Ohio State fan,” he attended the school not only to get an education in music but also to play in the marching band known as the Best Damn Band in the Land. While at OSU, he also joined the jam band O.A.R. after one of his teachers introduced him to the band’s sax player who was looking to put together a horn section. Initially, he started performing with the other members of Huntertones in the Art Blakey ensemble. That group would evolve into Huntertones. Taking the name from a street he used to live on, Lampley christened the group Huntertones. That was a couple of years ago, and the band’s now evolved into something of a force. Members have collaborated with artists such as Ricky Martin, Allen Stone, Phillip Phillips, Jon Batiste, Snarky Puppy, Red Baraat, Eric Krasno, Fred Wesley, Rashawn Ross and Lena Hall. They’ve jammed with ensembles such as the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra and the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra. Lampley has even had a few guest spots with the band playing on Stephen Colbert’s new late-night show. (Jeff Niesel)

Price: $10

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