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How Traveling The World Influenced Huntertones’ New Album

Huntertones will be performing this Saturday at Elm Street Cultural Arts Village in Woodstock.
Huntertones will be performing this Saturday at Elm Street Cultural Arts Village in Woodstock.
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Born out of Ohio State University and now Brooklyn-based, Huntertones, have taken two tours of the globe as U.S. State Department Music Ambassadors.

This jazz fusion, horn-forward band’s tours involved performing and collaborating with fellow musicians in Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America as part of the U.S. State Department Music Abroad Program.

In between State Department world tours and playing with Huntertones, the groups members also perform with Stay Human on the Stephen Colbert Show, Snarky Puppy, Stevie Wonder, Bill Murray, among others.

Prior to heading out on tour, the band is taking a trip to Georgia. Huntertones will play five shows in Georgia this weekend including: Taccoa, Woodstock, Madison and Macon.

City Lights’ Myke Johns talked with composer, saxophonist, and educator, Dan White about how Huntertones cultural exchanges have influenced their latest release, Passport.

Huntertones have five shows in Georgia this week: