Ally Fiola is a Nova Scotian saxophonist and screen composer, and bandleader of the trad jazz and funk-inspired combo, The Next Quest. Her debut album, Dreaming Away, released in July 2018, allowed for showcase opportunities such as the 2019 East Coast Music Awards jazz stage, and multiple performances at the Halifax Jazz Festival. This album was nominated for the 2019 Music Nova Scotia jazz recording of the year, and Ally was also nominated for 2019 best jazz musician of the year for the local Halifax newspaper, “The Coast”. Ally has performed across Atlantic Canada with both her jazz combo and with other bands, notably performing and recording with the East Coast Music Award nominated band Unidentified Funk Object, and performing with jazz drummer legend Jerry Granelli. She was awarded a placement in the 2019 Banff Centre Musician in Residence program where she worked with musicians from across the globe, including masterclasses with the Quasar Saxophone Quartet. Ally also recently spent a year in London, England completing a Masters in film scoring, collaborating with diverse musicians and performing in London, including at the award-winning Pheasantry Jazz Club.