Huntertones, Squeeze-bot


The Brooklyn-based band, Huntertones, is a unique voice in the world of genre-defying music. What started in 2010 as a six-piece instrumental group in Columbus, Ohio (DW6) has become an innovative ensemble propelled by the original music and adventurous arranging of Chris Ott, Dan White, and Jon Lampley. Their heavy horn-driven compositions meld jazz, funk, soul, hip hop, gospel, R&B, and rock to produce a signature sound that resonates with all types of audiences. The band's mission is simple: create live music on real instruments that will often make you think and always make you move.

Notable Huntertones performances include appearances at festivals and venues in the U.S. and Canada including the Columbus Jazz and Rib Fest, the Rochester Jazz Festival, shows at Toronto's Rex Jazz and Blues Bar, and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Additionally, the group has opened for the Grammy Award winning music collective Snarky Puppy. The band continues to hold an active touring schedule of shows throughout the Midwest and East coast with plans of a West coast tour for early 2015.

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


Before the electric guitar ruined rock and roll, accordions, banjos and tubas had their rightful place in music. Driven underground by their oppressors, the great accordion/banjo/tuba bands have kept largely quiet, playing late night, speakeasy style concerts in underground clubs deep in the country, far from the ever vigilant ears of oppressive electric guitarist.

In the year 2006, one such underground band would run no more, and have emerged from the underground with bold new stylings, not afraid to show how music should have been played all along.

This band is Squeeze-bot.



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