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McClenty Hunter

COUNTRY:  United States

GROUP:  Lou Donaldson Quartet, Kenny Garrett Quintet, Dave Stryker Quartet, Eric Reed Quartet, Javon Jackson Quartet

Born: Detroit, MI, but grew up in Columbia, MD

Live in: Bronx, NY

Drumming since: Since 2years old

Favorite albums performed on: Pushing The World Away by Kenny Garrett
Do Your Dance by Kenny Garrett
Eight Track I Dave Stryker
Eight Track II by Dave Stryker
Jared Gold’s Intuition  
Eric Reed Project coming this summer

BIGGEST INFLUENCES:
Commissioned (Michael Williams), The Winans (Dana Davis), Max Roach, Miles Davis (Tony Williams), Elvin Jones, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Chris Dave, William Kennedy

Career Highlight:
Asked by Mr. Donaldson to perform with Lou Donaldson at Blue Note TWICE!
Performed with Cedar Walton at The Barbados Jazz Festival
Performing with The Soulful Symphony lead by mentor and conductor Darin Atwater.
Joining The Kenny Garrett Quintet since 2012.  

Performing on Grammy Nominated album for 2013, Pushing The World Away by Kenny Garrett

Favorite Cymbal:  Prototype given to me by Carl Allen.

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