The Dan White Sextet is a band that plays real music. Soul, Jazz, Rock, R&B, and Hip-Hop, are all styles they blend together to create fresh, honest and feel good music.
The group began in 2010 when Jon Lampley, Chris Ott, John Hubbell and Dan White met at The Ohio State University. What started as a group of students getting together to play standard arrangements developed into a six-piece band driven to write original compositions, and craft inventive interpretations of American pop music.
The founders of the ‘dw6’ have garnered an eclectic musical background. White has received awards from Downbeat magazine for composition as well as solos. He also played saxophone in the Disneyland All-American College Band with Ott, who has earned accolades for his trombone playing and his arrangements for small instrumental and vocal ensembles. Lampley comes from the gospel music tradition, and has recently gained experience playing trumpet on tour with the platinum selling rock band O.A.R.
Rather than trying to adhere to today’s constantly changing pop culture climate, the Dan White Sextet strives to define its own path: to create genuine, original music that is inspired by the voices of the past and the soundtrack of the present; the music for life in the next ten minutes as well as in ten years.