The United States Embassy for Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS will host the Huntertones, an American jazz ensemble, at a free public performance in St Vincent, tomorrow, February 28.
âHuntertones, based in New York, has a high energy, horn-driven sound that fuses inspired improvisation and adventurous composition melding jazz, funk, rock, and soul,â a release from the Embassy said.
When performing âlive,â the Huntertones shift from a dynamic six-piece ensemble to a trio, featuring saxophone, sousaphone, and beat boxing. The band was founded by saxophonist Dan White and includes John Lampley, a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist; Chris Ott, a trombonist, beatboxer, composer, arranger and educator. Josh Hill is the ensembleâs guitarist and John Hubbell is the drummer.
The US Embassy is hosting this series of public concerts to underscore the excellence and diversity of American music, and to promote cultural exchange. This concert series will appeal to a wide range of music lovers, specifically jazz enthusiasts, soul and funk fans, young and upcoming musicians, music students, and the general public.
The concert will take place at the Villa campus of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Community College, beginning at 6 p.m.
âThe US Embassy will continue its support of the arts in St Vincent and the Eastern Caribbean through dynamic cultural initiatives and programming,â the release from the Embassy said.