With a career thus far spanning 24 years, Chris Andrew is a Galaxy Rising Star Award winner pianist. In 2013, his trio, The Hutchinson Andrew Trio, won the prestigious “TD Grand Prix Award” at the Montréal Jazz Festival. As a leader he has been nominated 5 times from the Western Canadian Music Awards for “Best Jazz Recording”, has recorded 5 CDs as a leader, over 54 CDs as a sideman, has toured across Canada 11 times, has played in Korea, Cuba, London, German, Poland, Czech Republic, United States, and Greece. Chris has composed music for Decidedly Jazz Dance, Alberta Dance Theatre, a short film, radio themes, and music used within TV incidental scenes.
Chris has had the great fortune of playing with the likes of Donny McCaslin, Joe Labarbera, Dick Oates, Terell Stafford, Wycliffe Gordon, Ralph Bowen, and many others. He has also had the honour of working many times with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. Currently, Chris is working on co- writing the music for a Decidedly Jazz Dance production and composing music for the Alberta Dance Theatre production of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He is also composing and arranging music for the Hutchinson Andrew Trio plus The Lily String Quartet’s upcoming CD, as well as working towards his own solo piano recording.
Mr. Andrew is a frequent extra player with the ESO.