jazz news, Canada
Winner of the 2008
Galaxie Rising Star Award
Edmonton Musician, Composer to be Honoured at National Jazz Awards
Chronograph Records has announced that Edmonton pianist and composer Chris Andrew will be recognized with the 2008 CBC Galaxie Rising Star Award. Andrew will receive the prestigious honour during the gala ceremony for the National Jazz Awards, to be held April 8th at Palais Royale in Toronto.
Chris Andrew is quickly becoming known as one of the nation’s top jazz musicians. The Grant MacEwan College graduate (1990) studied in Cuba and has brought his skills and talent to a wide range of musical formats, touring Canada on numerous occasions.
Andrew boasts a long list of performance credits including Joshua Redman, Sonny Fortune, Thomas Chapin, Bud Shank, and Pete Christlieb among the many. Highly versatile, Chris has collaborated on more than 30 CDs and is also a key member of groups Bomba and the Hutchinson/Andrew trio.
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