Alden Hellmuth

Alden Hellmuth  is a saxophonist, improviser, and composer based in New York City. Originally from Hartford, Connecticut, she grew up surrounded by the legacy of the great saxophonist Jackie McLean. She is currently pursuing her masters through the Herbie Hancock Institute at UCLA and received her bachelor degree in music management through the Hartt School, where she studied with saxophonist Abraham Burton. Led by her foundation in the tradition of BAM and passion for a vast spectrum of experimental musical idioms, Alden is deeply inspired by contemporary composers like Ingrid Laubrock, Steve Lehman, and Ambrose Akinmusire, and visual artists like Louise Bourgeois. As a composer and improviser, Alden aims to continuously push and question the boundaries of genre. Her latest quintet project “Good Intentions,” which explores conflict, resolution, and the intersections of opposition,...

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Alden Hellmuth Albums

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