SAXOPHONIST - ANDREW NEU

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HOME BASE: PHILADELPHIA, PA

MUSIC STYLE: A CREATIVE AND UNIQUE MIXTURE OF JAZZ, R&B AND LATIN MUSIC WOVEN AROUND A STEADY GROOVE

Booking Contact: 

Major Scale Management 

Gina McCain / 703-930-4594 

GINAMCCAIN@MAJORSCALEMANAGEMENT.COM

By blending a unique mix of jazz, R&B, classical and Latin music, Andrew Neu is one of the most exciting, multi-genre musicians today. He is well respected throughout the industry for his work as a saxophonist, woodwind player, arranger, composer, educator and recording artist.    

Regularly touring the world with Bobby Caldwell, Diane Schuur and Smokey Robinson, Neu has shared the stage with Elton John, Patti Labelle, Mellissa Manchester, Mel Torme, Joey 

DeFrancesco, The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Philly Pops, The Four Tops, and The Temptations among others. He has recorded with Sister Sledge, Manhattan Transfer, David Sanborn, Gerald Veasley, Jeff Lorber, Brian Bromberg, Rick Braun, Brian Culbertson, Chuck Loeb, Paul Brown and Buddy DeFranco. He was a featured soloist on Peter White’s number 1 song and record, ‘Here We Go’ on Billboard in 2012.   

After releasing four contemporary jazz CDs, 2018 marks the debut of Andrew’s big band jazz CD, “Catwalk,” recorded in Los Angeles. It features all of Andrew’s arrangements and soloists Bob Mintzer, Randy Brecker, Gordon Goodwin and Eric Marienthal. He was the conductor and arranger for Bobby Caldwell’s CD, “After Dark”, conducting members of the Airmen of Note. Andrew contributed two arrangements for Bernie Dresel’s CD, “Live ‘N Bernin.”     

Andrew began conducting the jazz ensemble at Swarthmore College in 2014. In high demand as a clinician, he has led clinics in high schools, colleges and jazz camps throughout California, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and Japan. He’s conducted the jazz program at Lower Merion High School since 1999 leading the band on four tours of Italy.     

Andrew is a graduate of Temple University’s Esther Boyer College of Music with additional studies at University of the Arts. His big band charts are published by Kendor Music and Marina Music. For more information visit https://www.andrewneu.com  

  

REVIEWS 

• “If Everything Happens for a Reason, then Neu’s emergence as a bona fide leader…is something that the contemporary jazz gods have ordained.” – Jonathan Widran, jazzmonthly.com   
• “Andrew Neu’s Everything Happens for a Reason will be his breakout album. It’s got all the ingredients in place – strong songs, world-class musicianship, brilliant production…this is a monster of a hit! ” – Scott O’Brien, smoothjazz.com 

  

NOTEWORTHY  

Recorded with Sister Sledge, Manhattan Transfer, David Sanborn, Gerald Veasley, Jeff Lorber, Brian Bromberg, Rick Braun, Brian Culbertson, Chuck Loeb, Paul Brown and Buddy DeFranco. He was a featured soloist on Peter White’s #1 Billboard song and record, ‘Here We Go’ in 2012. 

  

PAST PERFORMANCES 

• BB Kings – NYC, NY  
• Berks Jazz Festival – Reading, PA  
• Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club – Bethesda, MD  
• Billboard Live – Tokyo & Osaka, Japan  
• Birdland – NYC, NY  
• Blue Note – NYC, Hawaii  
• The Bottom Line – Nagoya, Japan  
• Catalina Jazz Club – Hollywood, CA  
• Cotton Club – Tokyo, Japan  
• Funky Biscuit – Boca Raton, FL  
• Hollywood Bowl – Hollywood, CA  
• Iridium – NYC, NY  
• Jazz Alley – Seattle, WA  
• Jazziz – Boca Raton, FL  
• Loews O’Hare Hotel – Chicago, IL  
• Rams Head – Annapolis, MD  
• Rhazz Room – San Francisco, CA  
• Scullers – Boston, MA  
• The Funky Biscuit – Boca Raton, FL  
• The Soiled Dove – Denver, CO  
• Thornton Winery – Temecula, CA  
• Smooth Cruise Summer Series – New York, NY  
• South Kitchen Jazz Bar – Philadelphia, PA  
• Spaghettini’s – Seal Beach, CA  
• Yoshi’s – Oakland, CA 

 

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