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Andy Hunter is an exciting, bold musician deeply entrenched in the New York music scene. An experienced leader and highly in-demand side man, he performs around the world with high profile artists such as the 2010 Grammy Award-winning Mingus Big Band/Dynasty, Richard Bona, Nnenna Freelon, T.S. Monk’s tentet, Dave Holland’s Big Band (a 2005 Grammy winner), the Toshiko Akiyoshi/Lew Tabackin Big Band, and the 2010 Grammy Award-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra. Hunter is very active in New York City with bands ranging from Snarky Puppy to the Birdland Big Band or the Bill Lee Natural Spiritual Orchestra to Ochun and other popular Cuban groups, Colombian folkloric, salsa and funk bands.  He is a prolific composer and highly awarded soloist, with credits such as first prize in the 2002 International Trombone Association Jazz Competition, the 2005 Antti Rissanen International Jazz Competition in Helsinki Finland and the ETW National Jazz Trombone Competition in Washington D.C. in 2006. He was also a popular finalist in the Thelonious Monk Jazz competition of 2003. 

Originally from the small rivertown of Grayling, Michigan (located, notably, half way between the uniquely named cities of Paradise, Michigan, and Hell, Michigan), Hunter has since lived in Cleveland and Shanghai, and since 2004 has called Brooklyn, New York home.  In 2011 his music brought him to Argentina, China, England, twice to France, Germany, Hong Kong, Russia, Slovenia, and many states across the USA. 

Over the past decade, an earnest desire to share the truly international music of jazz with wider and wider audiences has found him as an advisor and M.C. for jazz festivals in the USA and China, and as a jazz educator on four continents. Recently he has been involved with growing frequency in teaching and and performing in South and Central America, in such countries as Peru, Brazil, Argentina, and Panama.  He has served on the jazz faculty of Tri-C College in Cleveland and Rutgers University in New Jersey, where his students have been winning prizes and recognition at multiple major festivals.

As both a sideman and a leader, his performing, composing, and arranging can be heard on numerous recordings and in a wide variety of musical styles (a selected discography is available at www.hunterandy.com/discography.html).

Andy Hunter holds a M.M. in Jazz from Rutgers university where he was a student of Conrad Herwig, a B.Mus. from Oberlin Conservatory where he studied with Robin Eubanks, and is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy. He also holds a B.A. in Chinese from Oberlin College.

"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 CD review for SPOKE's debut album

For a current performance schedule, please click here

For concerts, clinics, or other inquiries, please email booking@hunterandy.com

other press materials:

| mp3 music samples

| bio in japanese

| bio in spanish

| bio in chinese (coming soon!)

| press clips (pdf) (coming soon!)

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