Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
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The Andrew Jackson Group is an exciting modern jazz band drawing on a diverse background of music. Featuring the music of trombonist and composer Andrew Jackson, you can expect to hear anything from re-working of standards, funk to pop.

Biography

Andrew Jackson is a young trombonist who is quickly making a name for himself on Canadian music scene. Hailing from musically rich Halifax Nova Scotia, Andrew learned to play in a diverse variety of musical settings including classical, jazz,R & B, and pop. This has certainly contributed to his versatility as a musician today. In his time in Nova Scotia, Andrew has worked and studied with the finest musicians in the province including Chris Mitchell, Jeff Goodspeed , Rick Waychesko and Dave Staples.

Upon graduation from high school, Andrew was accepted on scholarship to the music program at Humber College in Toronto, Ontario and is now completing his 4th year of the new Bachelor of Music Degree. Here Andrew has had the opportunity to study with consummate trombonists Al Kay and William Carn as well as Pat LaBarbera, Bruce Cassidy, Kieran Overs and many others. Currently Andrew plays lead trombone in the schools flagship ensemble the Humber Studio Jazz Ensemble, directed by Denny Christianson. This group recently completed an extensive tour of British Columbia,

While attending Humber, Andrew has had the opportunity to perform with a “who’s who” of jazz such as Chris Potter, John Clayton, Terence Blanchard and Bob Mintzer and will be playing with Dave Holland in Spring 2011. He also has been the the recipient of many awards and accolades, most recently having recieved the Jerry Johnson Award for Brass Excellence.

As a new-comer on the Toronto music scene, Andrew has already had the opportunity to play across the city and nation. Andrew can currently be heard with multiple bands in and around Toronto. Andrew has several projects in the works for the near future including the performance of his original compositions and arrangements for jazz quintet and septet.