Ally Fiola is a saxophonist and screen composer based out of Nova Scotia, Canada. Her band, The Next Quest, is a jazz combo that is influenced by soul and brass bands, but with a modern edge. This group is inspired by New Orleans tradition, and features Ally's original music and arrangements. Ally showcased at the 2019 East Coast Music Award's Jazz Stage, and was nominated for the 2019 Music Nova Scotia Jazz Recording of the Year for her debut album, Dreaming Away. She is currently working on materiel for her second album, which has been influenced by her recent travels to Banff and the United Kingdom.
Ally has also been a sideman for a variety of successful groups across the Maritimes, including performing/recording with Unidentified Funk Object (ECMA Nominee 2017). Ally has also taken part in the Halifax Creative Music Workshop led by Jerry Granelli, which included workshops by guitarist Bill Frisell and trombonist Julian Priester, and was part of the 2019 Winter Musicians in Residence at the Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity. She has currently been spending the last year in London, United Kingdom, honing her skills on the saxophone and completing a Masters in Film Composition.