The Jazz Podcast

Ally Fiola

July 17, 2023 Rob Cope & Tara Minton
The Jazz Podcast
Ally Fiola
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Show Notes

Ally Fiola is a Nova Scotian saxophonist and film composer. Her recently recorded original jazz album, Interblaze, features 3x Grammy winning saxophonist Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones), Grammy winning keyboardist Glenn Patscha (Bonnie Raitt), Kurdish guitarist Shvan Kaban, and many top-tier Nova Scotian musicians, including co-producer Chris Mitchell. Ally’s full and soulful  saxophone tone is influenced by Cannonball Adderley, Maceo Parker, Hank Mobley, and David Sanborn, to name a few. 

Quirky melodies combined with joyous grooves and unexpected twists and turns, Ally’s jazz compositions are often inspired by New Orleans brass band, soul, and contemporary jazz. As an experienced composer, she connects to a wide-range of listeners with music that is emotionally charged, infused with personality yet widely accessible. “Thoughts of Home”, an original composition from her latest album, was nominated for the 2022 Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards in the jazz category.  

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