(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – Huntertones are based around jazz, rock, funk, and soul will return to their home state for a show at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University – Tuscarawas on November 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Huntertones brings people together around the globe with fun, imaginative and fearless music. Their high energy, horn-driven sound fuses inspired improvisation and adventurous composition melding jazz, funk, rock, and soul. Adding depth and contrast to their live set, Huntertones shift from a dynamic six-piece ensemble to a trio featuring saxophone, sousaphone, and beat-boxing, keeping their listeners’ eyes and ears open at every turn.
Huntertones formed in Columbus, Ohio at The Ohio State University and hosted their first shows at a house on Hunter Avenue. They have since relocated to New York City, released three albums, and toured North and South America, Europe and Africa — experiences which have pushed the band to expand even further, stylistically. What started as a group of classmates finding a voice has developed into a highly collaborative group of musicians traveling, sharing, and growing together.
Huntertones will hold a workshop for area musicians between the ages of 14 and 24 in the afternoon on Wednesday, November 6 beginning at 4:00 p.m. “I’m always looking for ways to connect our local community with the professional artists we bring to the area,” explained David Mitchell, general manager of the Performing Arts Center. “We have the unique opportunity for young musicians to participate in what literally could be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”
Workshop participants will also receive a free ticket to the evening performance and have the chance to participate in the show on the Performing Arts Center stage.
Space is limited and advanced registration is required for the workshop and can be done online at www.kent.edu/tusc/huntertones.
In addition to the workshop, Huntertones will visit students in four local schools for in-school assemblies. “Getting professional musicians into the schools is something I’m very passionate about,” added Mitchell. “We’re in a great position to facilitate that connection and I appreciate the eagerness of the schools to work with us.”
Support for the educational workshop and outreach was received from the Tuscarawas County Community Foundation and the Dover Exchange Club.
Tickets for Huntertones concert on November 6 start at $30 and are on sale now at the Performing Arts Center box office, 330-308-6400 or online at www.kent.edu/tusc/pac. The box office is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Performing Arts Center’s 2019-2020 Season is sponsored by Michael Taylor Insurance and Financial Incorporated, an Allstate Agency.
Free parking is available for all shows. Kent State Tuscarawas is located at 330 University Dr. N.E. in New Philadelphia.