Jason Hunter has performed with Jimmy Heath, David Liebman, Joe Lovano, Raphé Malik, John Medeski, Bob Moses, Danilo Perez, and Kenny Wheeler. As a member of George Russell's Living Time Orchestra, Mr. Hunter was part of an East Coast tour in 1999 that included performances at the TriBeCa Performing Arts Center in New York and a live recording at the Library of Congress. Mr. Hunter received his MA from New England Conservatory, where he studied with Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Danilo Perez, and Cecil McBee. He received his BM from Montreal's McGill University. As a member of McGill's Jazz Big Band, he performed at the Boston Conference of the IAJE, the 1994 Banff Music Festival, and was part of a European tour that included performances at St. Martin in the Fields and the Cork International Jazz Festival, and culminated in a CD recording.
Mr. Hunter has since performed at dozens of venues along the East Coast, most notably the Kennedy Center and One Step Down in Washington, DC; Detour, Fez, Internet Café, and the Knitting Factory in New York; and the Regattabar and Scullers in Boston. Mr. Hunter is a member of Guaranteed Swahili, a New York-based jazz quartet with two CD recordings to their credit. He has also recorded with Triocracy, the Indigo Invention Group, Kakalla, the Big and Phat Jazz Orchestra, Jerry Sabatini, and Ernesto Klar. He can be heard regularly in Boston as a member of the Patrice Williamson Quintet, Charlie Kohlhase, and CK5; or with Dead Cat Bounce, performing selections from their CD Legends of the Nar (Chonsky).