Jon Lampley has quickly established himself as one of the most exciting multi-instrumentalists in the world. His musical journey began by playing at church on Sunday mornings in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. Eventually he went on to hone his skills at The Ohio State University. Lampley is currently based in Brooklyn, New York.
While best known for his soulful playing on trumpet and sousaphone, he’s also a vocalist and songwriter. His resume is already filled with collaborations featuring some of the biggest names in music (Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Chris Thile, Gary Clark Jr., Vulfpeck).
Lampley is co-founder of the genre bending band Huntertones. He’s also a touring member of the platinum selling rock band O.A.R. and a member of Jon Batiste and Stay Human, best known as the house band for the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
*Photos by Karston ‘Skinny’ Tannis, Greg Berg, and Scott Kowalchyk