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Ally Hany Albrecht is a professional trumpet player, arranger, composer, and educator based in California. She is a member of the Air Force Band of the Golden West, where she plays with the Jazz Band, Combo, and Concert Band.

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, as well as being named the Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Jazz Studies at UNT in 2014.

After graduating from UNT, Ally moved to New York City, where she was a freelance musician and also a graduate student at the Manhattan School of Music. Ally graduated with a Masters of Music from MSM, where she studied with Tony Kadleck and Scott Wendholt.

While in New York, she performed with groups such as the Diva Jazz Orchestra, Bobby Sanbria's Multiverse Big Band, the Ed Palermo Big Band, and more, at venues like Dizzy’s Club, Iridium, and Zinc Bar. Albrecht was 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. She was the second place winner of the 2017 National Trumpet Competition (Jazz Division).

In 2016, Ally completed her debut album, Journey’s Ahead (Armored Records), which 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 active as an educator, and has presented masterclasses at several colleges and schools, including CSU Stanislaus, UNLV, Sonoma State, the Arizona Music Educators Association Conference, and many high schools and middle schools around the US.

In 2017, Ally won a position in the US Air Force Band, and now resides in Vacaville, California, where she performs and tours full time with the Band of the Golden West.

Photographer: Alyssa Hedenstrom