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Christopher Andrews Quintet | $5 Cover

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Caffè Vivace | Coffee House, Jazz Lounge

975 East McMillan Street

Cincinnati, OH 45206

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Joining Christopher will be Jonathon Wiseman on trumpet, Ryan Jones on piano, George DeLancey on bass, and Willie Barthel on drums.

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As a South Carolina native, Christopher Andrews’s earliest musical experiences were singing in his local church choir and listening to his parent’s record collection. After showing interest in the saxophone, Chris soon joined his middle school band under the direction of David Allison. Allison, the principal trumpet for the South Carolina Philharmonic, sparked Chris’s interest in both classical and jazz repertoire by routinely practicing for various concerts before and after class. While in high school, Chris became a section leader in the school’s top concert band and played lead alto in the jazz band. At this time Chris began attending local jam sessions, most notably the Hunter Gatherer, where influential tenor saxophonist Skipp Pearson lead a weekly session.

Chris attended South Carolina State University where he studied with saxophonists Jonovan Cooper and Roland Haynes Jr. Some of Chris’s first professional performances were with the Roland Haynes Quintet. In 2007, Chris was selected to play lead alto with the HBCU All-Star Big Band. The group was invited to perform for the IAJE Conference held in Toronto, Canada as well as the Notre Dame Collegiate Jazz Festival. After received his B.A. in Music Industry, Chris began work on a master’s degree in jazz performance at the University of South Carolina under the direction of pianist Bert Ligon. Ligon, an avid jazz performer and composer, helped expand Andrews’s knowledge of jazz theory and overall musicianship. After receiving a M.M. in jazz studies, Chris went on to share the stage with greats such as Fred Wesley, Wycliffe Gordon, and a whole host of notable performers. Chris is currently working on his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music as well as working as a bandleader, sideman, and adjunct professor at Northern Kentucky University.

$10 drink minimum charged per person in party if the total for beverages purchased by the party does not meet the minimum.

Important Notice: If you do not check-in by the start of the show, your reserved seat will not be held.

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