Andy Hunter

Primary Instrument: Trombone

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...
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Winner, 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
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”Trombonist Andy Hunter is equally comfortable in the stratosphere or beneath the surface, putting the trombone in places that few others are willing to go.”
-All About Jazz, SPOKE's 3rd album, (R)anthems review by Dan Bilawsky

“This is one of those rare gems that is worth putting on “loop” to play repeatedly. It is difficult to say which aspect of this CD is more impressive, the remarkable compositions or the impeccable playing and empathetic interplay. Either way, this is music making at its absolute highest level.”
–International Trombone Association Journal, Think Like a Mountain review by Richard Birk, 2014...

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Primary InstrumentTrombone

LocationBrooklyn, NY

Credentials/BackgroundTri-C College (2002-2004) Rutgers University (2010-2011)

RATH custom trombone, England THEIN custom trombone, Germany
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