Passport, set for release on October 5th, 2018, is the third album from the high-energy Brooklyn based instrumental band Huntertones. The group is led by Dan White (award winning saxophonist, composer), Chris Ott (ASCAP Young Composer award winning trombonist), and Jon Lampley (member of Jon Batiste and Stay Human of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and platinum selling rock band O.A.R).
The music is inspired by the band’s international travels and cross-cultural collaborations in South America, Europe, and Africa. It's produced by composer, arranger, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist Magda Giannikou (leader of Banda Magda) and mixed by Nic Hard, Grammy winner for his work with Snarky Puppy (Culcha Vulcha). The album also features Grammy award-winning members of Snarky Puppy Justin Stanton (Keyboards) and Keita Ogawa (Percussion).
Passport has two notable global collaborations. 'Hondo' is a traditional song which features award winning Zimbabwean singer/songwriter/mbira player Hope Masike. 'Fergal's Tune' features Fergal Scahill, multi-instrumentalist and member of the internationally acclaimed band 'We Banjo 3' (Billboard World Music chart toppers) from Galway, Ireland.