They couldn't stay away for too long.

The Huntertones, featuringOhio State University graduates trombonist Chris Ott, saxophonist Dan White and trumpet, sousaphone player and Akronite Jon Lampley, will return to Northeast Ohio on Thursday for a performance at Blu Jazz+.

MORE: Take a look at the feature about the band by Malcolm X Abram.

The band played the Akron club in December.