David Hunt is a retired educator who has lived in the Middle Georgia area most of his life. As a boy, David took up the clarinet, but played it very little in adulthood. When in his twenties, David began playing bass guitar in a local band with his brother, Richard (“The Hunt Brothers Band”), and, over the years, has played with various other local bands. After retirement, David was asked to put together a few musicians to play a Mardi Gras event. The rather impromptu performance kindled his desire to play a genre of music he and his brother had loved since childhood – Dixieland Jazz. In 2011, David and Evan Jones asked several friends (and Richard) to get together and “jam” some Dixieland. The same guys are still enjoying playing the New Orleans sound! With the addition of Evan’s wife, Patti, the sound just keeps getting better!
Richard Hunt is a retired banker. He played trombone in high school and college bands, and began playing guitar in college. He has played in numerous bands throughout the years as a guitarist, vocalist and occasional trombonist. He and his brother, David, clarinetist for The Southern Gentlemen, enjoyed many years of success with their five piece dance group, The Hunt Brothers Band, with Richard on guitar and vocals and David on bass and vocals. In recent years Richard has reacquainted himself with the trombone and is currently playing it in six different musical ensembles. He plays trombone with The Northwinds Symphonic Band, The Sentimental