Since the age of fifteen, Andrew Carney has been playing trumpet and flugelhorn professionally. For over twenty five years Andrew has had the honor of working with such artists as Michael Jackson, Michael Bolton, Dionne Warwick, Whitney Houston, Wayne Henderson, Bobby Lyle, Chaka Khan, Brenda Russell, the Clayton Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, and Randi Crawford. Performing in the El Centro Jazz Festival in Torino, Italy proved to be one of the most inspirational events in 2004. The Long Beach Jazz, L.A. Classic Jazz, Orange County Art and Jazz, La Quinta Art & Jazz, Sawdust, and Art-a-Fair are a short list of the festivals in the Southern California area where you may recognize Andrew from one of his performances. He also can frequently be seen at festivals located in Jacksonville, Florida, Sacramento, California, Coos Bay, Oregon, and Sun Valley, Idaho. Andrew is often heard in many of the leading restaurants and clubs throughout the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. You may have unknowingly heard him playing in the television commercial for Pechanga Indian Casino, Nutra Systems, Los Angeles Times, A.M./P.M. Mini Markets, or perhaps even an episode or two of the Saturday morning cartoon, Spiderman. It’s also possible that you may have seen Andrew in movies such as Starsky and Hutch, Why Do Fools Fall In Love, Dorothy Day, or the television shows the King of Queens, Extra, and Second Time Around. With a Bachelor of Arts in Music from California State University, Los Angeles, Andrew has applied his knowledge and training to individual private instruction. His students benefit from his many years of performance experience and are taught the importance of the application of musical theory. Composer, songwriter, arranger, educator, and performer, Andrew Carney covers a broad range of music styles. He has recorded with such artists as Billy Mitchell, John Bolivar, Yve Evans, Tommy Walker, Justo Almario, and Larry Carlton. His debut CD entitled, “Home Again” is now accompanied by his latest release, “Playtime”. Andrew is joined on this project by tenor saxophone great Justo Almario, drummer Land Richards, and bassist Alex Al, among many others.
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This is Andrew :-) just dropping by to tell you what a joy it was to listen to your beautiful brass sound! Not that I don't love woodwind but I played lower brass in H/S and college (NOT close to your expertise) and have a special love for someone who is as skilled as you are and can really kick some brass! Seriously I could just sit and listen to you play for hours on end. Man you have got it Happenin'!!!
Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."