Born: July 30
“Hunter coaxes multiple instruments out of his trombone—the purity of a trumpet… the intrinsic longing of a French horn… and even the blatt of a tuba. But that’s all gravy next to Hunter’s overall solo construction, which should win prizes for architecture.” —All About Jazz, 2009
Andy Hunter has a strong and unique musical voice, whether expressed through his instrument or his writing and arranging. Born in Northern Michigan and musically raised on the music scenes of Cleveland, Shanghai and New York City, Hunter now resides primarily in Cologne, Germany where he performs regularly with the WDR Big Band featuring many of the top artists in jazz today...
AwardsWinner, 1996 Downbeat Student Music Awards Jazz Composition Competition
Winner, 2002 International Trombone Association "Frank Rosolino Jazz Trombone Competition"
Finalist, 2003 Thelonious Monk Competition
Winner, 2005 "Antti Rissanen International Trombone Competition," Finland
Winner, 2006 "ETW National Jazz Trombone Competition," Washington, DC
Think Like A MountainRiver Records
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