Andrew Andron is an astonishing young musician who has been captivating New York audiences for over a decade.
His love of music and unique experiences have molded a style of performance influenced by his relationships with some of jazz’s true masters and many of today’s finest musicians. Through the piano keys, he explores music spanning both continents and generations alike, bringing his unique perspective to a timeless tradition of music.
Andrew began his musical journey at the age of three when he first discovered the piano, and was immediately captivated. He self-taught for several years, followed by formal classical training which brought him to a number of music schools and conservatories. The majority of Andrew’s early jazz education, however, has been at the side of jazz master, bebop pioneer, and now dear friend, Barry Harris. Dr. Harris took a nine year old Andrew under his wing, teaching him jazz in depths available perhaps nowhere else in the world, introducing him not only to the art of live performance, but to true improvisation.
By the age of ten, Andrew began performing throughout many of New York’s most renown venues, appearing with some of the world’s most legendary artists. He has performed at the Village Vanguard, Iridium, Blue Note, Birdland, Jazz Standard, The Bitter End, The Cutting Room, Symphony Space, the Elgin Theatre, Luminato Festival, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and Carnegie Hall, among others. He has had the distinct honor and privilege of performing and working with many artists including his mentor Barry Harris, Les Paul, Richie Cannata, Nicki Parrott, Julio Fernandez, Gerardo Velez, Chuck Israels, Ray Drummond, Leroy Williams, Alex Sipiagin, Chad Lefkowitz-Brown, Arturo O’Farrill, and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra.
In 2014, Andrew was recognized by the National YoungArts Foundation through which he worked and collaborated with Mikhail Baryshnikov, Pedja Mužijević, Rosie Perez, Jason Moran, Jimmy Heath, and others. He is a graduate of New York University, where he studied with Don Friedman, Alan Broadbent, Mike Rodriguez, Alan Ferber, Adam Rogers, Chris Potter, and Lenny White. Andrew has also appeared on NPR’s WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM, both with Dave Pietro’s Wayne Shorter ensemble, and live at the Village Vanguard with the Barry Harris Trio.
This young musician and composer carries on a tradition of truly great music, not only as an expression of the art, but also as a continuation of what has been passed to him, by sharing his love of music with audiences.