Blending a unique mix of jazz, R&B, classical and Latin music, Andrew Neu is one of the most exciting, multi-genre musicians today.
Andrew is well respected throughout the industry for his work as a saxophonist, woodwind player, arranger, composer and recording artist. Whether he’s in concert as a solo artist or a sideman, Neu’s musicianship and powerful stage presence continue to get the attention of audiences and critics alike. Passionate best describes him.
Regularly touring the world with Bobby Caldwell, Diane Schuur and Smokey Robinson, Neu has shared the stage with Elton John, Patti Labelle, Mellissa Manchester, Mel Torme, The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Four Tops, and The Temptations among others. He has also recorded as a soloist with Bobby Caldwell, Sister Sledge, Manhattan Transfer, Peter White, David Sanborn, Steve Oliver, Jeff Lorber, Brian Culbertson and Buddy DeFranco. Neu has appeared at major festivals and concert halls throughout the world and performed with jazz artists Pat Martino, Randy Brecker, Joey DeFrancesco, Lew Soloff, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot, Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright, Euge Groove, Kim Waters, Warren Hill, Nick Colionne, David Benoit, Eric Darius, Chieli Minucci and Brian Simpson. He was a featured soloist on CDs by Bobby Caldwell, Steve Oliver and Peter White’s number 1 song and record, ‘Here We Go’ on Billboard all in 2012.
Fueled by the international success of ‘Inspire’ (2000) and ‘In Clear View’ (2007), Andrew made his debut on NuGroove Records with ‘Try Something Neu’ (2009). Debuting in the top 20 on the Smooth Jazz charts it was produced by Brian Bromberg, Chuck Loeb and Gerald Veasley. ‘Everything Happens for a Reason’ (2013) promises to be Andrew’s best album yet featuring Bromberg, Jeff Lorber, Rick Braun, Bobby Caldwell, great horns and a full orchestra.
A long time member of Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, Andrew has also been featured as a soloist and an arranger with the Brian Pastor Big Band and the Dave Stahl Band. He has recorded CDs with both bands. Andrew leads an all-star big band in Los Angeles along with trumpeter, Anthony Bonsera.
A graduate of Temple University’s Esther Boyer School of Music, Neu is a voting member of NARAS and the Grammy Awards. His big band charts are published with Kendor Publishing. Printsound Publishing in Germany publishes the Michael Lington songbook his sax quartets. Please visit him at www.andrewneu.com, Facebook and Twitter.
Fueled by the success of his first album, Inspire (2000), Andrew released his second CD, In Clear View (2007), produced by bassist Brian Bromberg. It features performances by Jeff Lorber, Dave Weckl, Vinnie Colaiuta, Gerald Veasley and the Bright and Tight Horns.
As a longtime member of the Brian Pastor Big Band, he has been featured as a soloist and an arranger. More recently the Dave Stahl Band has been showcasing Andrew’s skills.
A graduate of Temple University’s Esther Boyer School of Music, he has performed with the Curtis Institute of Music Orchestra, at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Scullers in Boston, Birdland in NYC and at the Liberty, Newport, Bermuda, St. Croix, Mellon and Lake George jazz festivals. Neu is a voting member of NARAS and the Grammy Awards.
Currently, Andrew Neu is booking concerts in support of his 2009 release, Try Something Neu (nuGroove Records) and continuing his work with the various tours and big bands he serves.