McClenty Hunter Jr.

McClenty Hunter Jr.

Dave Stryker, Javon Jackson, Eric Reed, Kenny Garrett

McClenty is a Grammy-nominated drummer who began his musical journey as a young artist in the church.

* Downbeat Magazine, Jazz Drummer Rising Star, August Edition 2019

* Debut Record as leader, The Groove Hunter, 2018

* Featured as a Top Album in Downbeat Magazine, December Edition 2018

* 4 Stars Downbeat Magazine, August Edition 2018

* Modern Drummer 2017 & 2016 Readers Poll

* Featured article in Modern Drummer, February Edition 2016

* Grammy Nomination for Best Jazz Instrumental - Kenny Garretts Pushing the World

Away, 2013

He has performed with Cedar Walton, Lou Donaldson, Jimmy Heath, Curtis Fuller, Kenny

Barron, Kenny Garrett, Dave Stryker, Eric Reed, Aaron Goldberg, Helen Sung, Jim

Snidero and more.

IN 3

  • Most memorable Next-Level Performance

    I recently performed with Kenny Barron Quartet. It was definitely memorable experience and he was gracious enough to share some of stories about the masters of the music. Priceless experience.
  • What Drives Your Creativity?

    God, Wife, Family and Friends
  • Why do you choose Vic Firth?

    Vic Firth is above all drumstick company. The Vic Firth family is always professional and extremely timely. My one and only choice for expression.


Dave Stryker, Javon Jackson, Eric Reed, Kenny Garrett