Ally Hany is a professional trumpet player, arranger, composer, and educator based out of New York City. She is endorsed by Warburton Mouthpieces and TorpedoBag cases.
Ally received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas, where she studied trumpet with Jay Saunders, John Holt, Rodney Booth, and Mike Steinel. While at UNT, she performed, toured and recorded with the six time Grammy nominated One O’Clock Lab Band. While in the One O’Clock, she shared the stage with artists like Billy Hart, Billy Harper, Cecil McBee, Walt Weiskopf, Darcy James Argue, Ryan Truesdell, Deana Martin, and many more. Ally is featured on the One O’Clock’s recording Lab 14, as well as the Two O’Clock Lab Band downbeat award winning recordings Two’s Two and Kind of Two.
During her undergraduate studies, Ally was a member of the Telluride Jazz Festival All Stars, where she performed alongside Tower of Power, John Clayton, and Paquito D’Rivera. She was also named as a semi-finalist in the jazz division of the National Trumpet competition in both 2012 and 2014, as well as being named the Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Jazz Studies at UNT in 2014. While in Dallas, Ally was an integral part of the music scene, traveling and performing with several Dallas based bands to eight states in the South and Midwest, as well as to Mexico.
As an educator, Ally is on faculty at the Jim Widner Jazz Camp and the Birch Creek Music Performance Center. She also has her own private studio, which includes teaching trumpet at various public schools in Manhattan, as well as online video lessons. Also in demand as a clinician, Ally has presented masterclasses at several schools, including Webster Groves High School and Crowley High School.
Ally is excited to announce the completion of her debut album, Journey’s Ahead, which was released last November. It features all original compositions and arrangements, as well as a stellar band of up and coming musicians. To purchase Journeys Ahead, follow the 'Purchase CD" link at the top of the page.
Ally is currently a graduate student at the Manhattan School of Music, where she studies with Tony Kadleck and Scott Wendholt. She is a freelance artist around New York City, and has played with groups such as the Diva Jazz Orchestra, Bobby Sanbria's Multiverse Big Band, the Ed Palermo Big Band, and more. Hany was also recently named as a member of the 2016 Boise Lowery Living Jazz Residency, as well as being accepted into the prestigious Banff International Workshop in Jazz.
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