An award-winning trumpeter/composer/educator and recent masters graduate of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, Andrew McAnsh was born and raised in the modest city of Cambridge, Ontario. There, at the age of 12, upon his first exposure to the sounds of Miles Davis and John Coltrane, he fell in love with music. Now 31, and an established professional musician with his own inventive, contemporary style, McAnsh still pays homage to the contributions of these two artists, as his greatest personal influences. McAnsh has performed and studied with notable artists including Esperanza Spalding, Barry Harris, Danilo Pérez, John Patitucci, Brian Blade, Laila Biali, Larnell Lewis, Bill Dobbins, Terri Lyne Carrington, George Garzone, Pat LaBarbera, Hilario Duran, and Bobby Shew at major international festivals such as the Newport Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Panama Jazz Festival, Kobe Jazz Walk, Toronto Jazz Festival, Montreal International Jazz Festival and many others. For the full resume, check out Andrew’s EPK here.
For the past couple months of this quarantine, I’ve been going out to play trumpet in my neighbourhood in support of the health care workers. Thank you to Patti for approaching and interviewing me for the High Park Roncesvalles newspaper, and for telling my story so well! Check out the article here or click on the image. …