“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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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
Tri-C College (2002-2004)
Rutgers University (2010-2011)