Presently, Hunter studies music business at Berklee College of Music on a full Berklee City Music Scholarship. Since coming to Berklee, he has fully fundraised two successful tours with his former band, Nosy Mangabe, and toured Toluca and Mexico City, Mexico with Proyecto Alebrije. Hunter was a member of the 2015 Berklee Blues Explosion with bassist Lenny Stallworth and a group of Berklee students, playing the Juke Joint Festival in Clarksdale and assisting audition at local schools. He currently is performing as a member of The Sarah Messias Band, Praxton Smith’s Zxari, and Latin Fusion band Proyecto Alebrije. At Berklee, he works in the voice department as an accompanist and worked for nine months in External Affairs as a content manager and year-round assistant the Beantown Jazz Festival. In his spare time, he volunteers teaching guitar and ensembles for local high-school students in Boston City Music.

Biography

Hunter Burgamy, graduate of the prestigious New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) class of 2013, plays guitar and is equally at home on electric and upright bass and tenor banjo. Beginning his studies in 2005, from early years of professional playing he rubbed shoulders with many of the greats of both New Orleans and national music.


At 13, he was a regular house guitarist at many blues jam sessions across the city. Later, he focused his time studying jazz, participating in the Berklee 5-week program, the Preservation Hall Jr. Band, Tipitina’s Internship, and other music programs, as well as bands such as that of Paul Sanchez, revival punk band Sexdog, and his jazz trio, the Bywater Jazz.


Hunter has performed at the New Orleans Jazz fest multiple times since 2010, including with established acts such as the Preservation Hall 50th Anniversary, Guitar Slim Jr, and others. He has also performed at the Voodoo Experience, Satchmofest Tokyo and Yokohama Jazz Promenade in Japan, Jo Jazz Festival in Havana, and several others.


Throughout this career, he has performed with prominent bands and artists such as Bonnie Raitt, Wynton Marsalis, Harry Shearer, Steve Morse,  Ani DiFranco, Hugh Laurie, Susan Cowsill, Fred Wesley, Allen Toussaint, Jim James, Steve Earle, Michael Cerveris, Trombone Shorty, Terrell Stafford, and others. Throughout these experiences and programs, he has performed at the ELCA youth gathering for 50,000+ opening for Switchfoot, performed for P!nk and Chris Robinson at Preservation Hall, and toured, performing and teaching with groups throughout Japan and Cuba, via the Japan Foundation and Jazz at Lincoln Center, respectively.