Andrew Neu

Andrew Neu

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With a contemporary blend of jazz, R & B and Latin music, Saxophonist Andrew Neu brings you a fresh new sound.

Biography

An active part of the Philadelphia music scene, ANDREW NEU
is in constant demand as a reed player, arranger, composer and
recording artist. He has worked with dozens of local bands as
well as The Four Tops, The Temptations, Mel Torme, Rosemary
Clooney, Englebert Humperdink, Debbie Boone, Steve Lawrence
and Edyie Gorme, Shari Lewis and Lambchop, Ann Hampton Calloway, Randy Brecker,
Nestor Torres, Bob Mintzer, Bill Watrous and John Pizzarelli. He has opened for Tito Puente,
Nick Brignola, Dan Brubeck, Kim Waters and the Heads Up Super Band and performed in the
Valley Forge Music Fair Orchestra until its close in 1997.

Performance highlights include The JVC Newport Jazz Festival, The St. Croix Jazz Festival,
The Lake George Jazz Festival, The Bethlehem Musikfest The Berks County Jazz Festival and
The Mellon PSFS Jazz Festivals in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. He appeared at the 1997
Presidential Inaguration in Washington D.C. the 2000 Republican National Convention and was
featured on the BET Jazz Showcase as well as numerous concerts for WJJZ, WRTI and WPEN
radio. In 1999 Andrew performed twice at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and twice in
2001, sharing the stage with Laura Bush.

Andrew also fronts his own group. Since itÂ’s formation in 1996 this personable ensemble has
rapidly built a reputation for musicality and professionalism. Comprised of some of the finest
and most versatile musicians, The Andrew Neu Group performs a repertoire of popular
contemporary jazz selections, as well as exciting original music at corporate and concert
venues. The Brian Pastor Big Band features Andrew as the tenor saxophone soloist. His
arrangements are mainstays of the band's repertoire. He also plays a tribute to Dave Brubeck
with the Eric Mintel Quartet. As a classical saxophonist he has performed with the Philly Pops,
The Princeton Chamber Symphony, The Haddonfield Symphony, Concerto Soloists and The
Curtis Symphony Orchestra.

Andrew has recorded two CDs with The Al Raymond Big Band, one featuring jazz legend
Buddy DeFranco. He has been the featured soloist on several Latin jazz and Gospel CDs,
commercial jingles and the original cast recording of The New Moon. Andrew has recently
recorded with Sister Sledge and pianist Mike Kwas. His latest project is The Bright and Tight
Horns, a top notch horn section that records and performs.

Andrew is a graduate of Temple University with a degree in saxophone performance and music
education. He released his first solo contemporary jazz CD INSPIRE in Febuary 2000 and is a
voting member of NARAS and the Grammy Awards.

Discography

Inspire (2000)
Singles: I Live For Your Love, Inspire

Set List

A typical set lasts about one hour consisting of music from popular contemporary jazz artists as well as exciting original music. Similar to and covering the music of Grover Washington Jr., Boney James, Gerald Albright, Dave Koz, Spyro Gyra and many others.