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Andrew Bishop

tenor sax

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Andrew Bishop is an active composer, saxophonist, and clarinetist in highly diversified musical idioms and has composed and performed with and for orchestra, band, chamber ensembles, jazz, theater, film, dance, multi-media, electronic mediums, eclectic improvisation ensembles, and various popular and folk idioms. He has received over 20 commissions from professional organizations and universities, numerous residencies, and has as received recognition and awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Andrew W. Melon Foundation, Meet the Composer, and a nomination from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His orchestral composition Crooning was recorded by the Albany Symphony Orchestra on Two American Piano Concertos (Albany Records) with pianists Ursula Oppens and Ian Hobson. He has also completed writing projects for drummer Matt Wilson and is currently working on a chamber music project for saxophonist Dave Liebman.

As a performer Bishop has worked with artists as Reid Anderson, Greg Bendian, Karl Berger, Sandip Burman, Kenny Burrell, Eugene Chadbourne, Ray Charles, Jerry Hahn, John Lindberg, The Either Orchestra, Matt Maneri, The Manhattan Transfer, Ben Monder, Hank Roberts, Jacob Sacks, Dave Sayers, Craig Taborn, Clark Terry, Matt Wilson, and John Zorn. His current associations include The Ellen Rowe Quartet, the Tad Weed Freedom Ensemble, and Bottomed Out with guitarist and composer Ryan Mackstaller. He has recorded over 30 compact discs and recordings as a sideman and his performance with the Ellen Rowe Quartet at the 2003 San Jose Jazz Festival was broadcasted on National Public Radio's Jazzset with Dee Dee Bridgewater. He earned five degrees in music including a Doctor of Musical Arts in composition from the University of Michigan.

Firehouse 12 Performances

Mario Pavone Orange Double Tenor Friday, December 10, 2010, 10:00p
Gerald Cleaver and Violet Hour Friday, December 15, 2006, 10:00p

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