This site is currently functioning as kind of a placeholder. Loaded with old music and news, it doesn't reflect what I've been doing or am doing whatsoever. I have a new band/project and that will eventually take over this entire site. Please stay tuned.
I am deeply saddened to report that dear friend and Master Luthier Phil Petillo has passed away. Many of you know him as the world renowned instrument maker for people like Bruce Springsteen and Jim Croce. I knew him as a generous, amazing, humble man who treated me like one of his sons. I am just in utter shock and am heartbroken for his son and only shop partner, my dearest friend luthier David Petillo. I am honored that the Petillo family has asked me to be a pallbearer at his funeral Dr. Phillip J.…Read more
2006 is here, and with it the promise of another year of whatever it is you make of it. Best wishes in living the life you most want to live, and enjoying the people, places, and things you find yourself spending the year with. Blessings, Andrew
I don't know about you, but this week I'm playing a hoedown, a rock concert, and a jazz brunch. If variety is the spice of life, then I have paprika all over my beard. Just the way I likes it.
The Big Mechanical Bull show at the Stone Pony was a blast. Thanks to all who came, and comedy-related thanks to the semi-motivated absentee soundguy who had the volume level of one of Pete's tom drums far, far louder than the rest of his entire drumkit for the first two songs.
My jazz record Standards is…Read more
Hello friends...Drew here. Well, the jazz gig at Tavern On The Green in NYC went well...about 250 people came and the night raised a ton of money for pancreatic cancer research.
My jazz record with singer Allie Moss is due out in early 2006. Entitled Standards, it's a swinging, romantic disc - the perfect solution for those of you whose love lives are in slow-mo...or even a no-go. Check back soon for ordering info.
Those of you who remember my other jazz projects like Lunar City - in which we…Read more
We know Andrew loves to throw down a hoedown with the Big Mechanical Bull, and go night surfing in dark Arabian seas with Secret Agent Abe. But when it's time to class this joint up, to turn a room a smoky blue, for Andrew, nothing does it like jazz.
After years of working in jazz big bands, quintets, and trios, Andrew has lately been focusing on exploring the intimacy of duo and solo settings. His duo with singer Allie Moss will soon release their full-length album Standards, recorded by Andrew at…
Been in the studio lately, beginning a long summer of recording. On the plate: the Big Mechanical Bull record, the Jazz Duo record, and my solo stuff (which no one but my closest friends has heard) - it looks to be a long and hopefully prosperous summer of one-man recording. Stay tuned for updates and sound clips. And drop me a line so I don't forget what lives outside the studio walls. Happy Summer+++
Last night's Bull show was our last for a little while - we're now on a concert hiatus to finish the new record. Thanks to all for coming and being such a vibrant and great crowd to play for. It was also nice to see Tim Keiper play last night, truly a sick drummer.
Last night the Bull brought the New Jersey hoedown down south - south, south Jersey that is...Wildwood got their first taste of the Big Mechanical Bull and, boy howdy, were they surprised to learn of the musical hijinx (and lojinx) that've been a brewin' up in the northern part of their very own state Thanks to all the new Bull fans who tried to sing along to "Laarksvard's Hot Cream" and especially the guy who showed up with a giant cardboard cowboy, fake saloon doors, and many large, inflatable…Read more