Andrew Green - Drums, Percussion

Andrew Green is a versatile drummer, percussionist, and music educator, specializing in drum set, classical percussion, and world percussion. His main project is a collaborative indie jazz trio called Twin Talk, with saxophonist Dustin Laurenzi and bassist/vocalist Katie Ernst. Twin Talk were featured performers at the 2014 Chicago Jazz Festival and regularly tour around the US. Andrew’s other projects include orchestral folk group Jonas Friddle & the Majority, grand prizewinner of the 2012 John Lennon Songwriting Award, and samba percussion group Bloco Maximo.  

Encouraged by his family, Andrew began his musical studies at age twelve in his hometown of Washington, D.C. After high school, he attended Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan for a year of post-graduate music study. Andrew continued his education at the Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, completing his Bachelor of Music in Percussion in 2011. In addition to classical percussion, he studied jazz and world percussion with notable Lawrence faculty members Dane Richeson, Fred Sturm and Mark Urness. Also while at Lawrence, Andrew had the opportunity to perform with Bobby McFerrin in Fred Sturm’s Migrations Suite and record drums and percussion for the Radiohead Jazz Project (Sierra Music). In 2010, Andrew studied traditional Ghanaian music and dance at the Dagbe Cultural Center, in Ghana, West Africa.  

Andrew is an active freelance musician and plays regularly with Jamie Breiwick’s Spirits Quartet, Katie Ernst’s Little Words, and groups led by Paul Dietrich, Dan Meinhardt, Corbin Andrick, Miles Comiskey, and many others. Andrew has performed in the US and around the world, including shows in Europe, Canada, at the Rochester Jazz Festival in New York, the Hyde Park Jazz Festival in Chicago, the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.

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