In an industry where progressiveness is key to longevity, Harry Hunt Jr. is a progressive artist. He began his career at the age of three in his hometown Chicago, IL. He has gone on to receive a degree in jazz studies from The Ohio State University. Harry has traveled the world as a performer and as a music educator.
Before high school, Harry was a member of a professional orchestra and was the youngest musician ever to be inducted into the Chicago Federation of Musicians at the age of 12. In eighth grade, he was the concertmaster of the Whitney Young High School’s advanced orchestra. His violin career has taken him to the White House lawn, and he has performed with Chaka Khan at the Arie Crown Theater in Chicago.
In the course of time, Harry made a career playing many instruments in different genres including jazz, blues, gospel, country, rock, R&B, funk, bluegrass and more. On the lead guitar, he played in the film “Ali,” featuring Will Smith, and in the gospel world, he has performed with Tye Tribbett and Deitrick Haddon. Harry graduated from The Ohio State University on lead guitar with a jazz focus.
He has also diligently studied the keyboard and has performed on television with Dwayne Wiggins from Tony Toni Toné and MC Lyte. Also, he has performed with Carl Thomas, Syleena Johnson, and Dwele on keyboard. The electric bass has taken Harry overseas to perform and to give seminars in Bucharest, Romania and Prague, Czech Republic. While in Prague, he had the opportunity to play with the Prague Symphony Orchestra.
Harry has taken his experience in studying different instruments and genres back to the violin. Improvisation is an important part of different styles of music. He has developed a system to help bring improvisation to the violin. It has recently become popular by string educators to include improvisation into their curricula and Harry has brought forth a method to give violinist the technique needed to improvise.