Andy is a professional Drummer and Percussion Player from Cologne, Germany. He started his musical career with playing piano when he was four years old and changed to Drums with nine. He enjoyed a classical education on Timps, Snare and Mallets at the Music School Duisburg, where he won the “Jugend musiziert” national award. Afterwards he joined the German Classical Youth Sinfonie Orchestra. As teen he attended drumset lessons at the big band drummers Ronnie Stephenson (Paul Kuhn) and Sperie Karas (WDR) and won the national award “Jugend jazzt”. After High School Graduation Andy studied classical music and jazz at the Cologne Conservatory of Music. At that time he already worked as professional musician in many bands.
He played, toured and recorded with artists such as Caterina Valente, Bill Ramsey, Howard Carpendale, Jennifer Rush, Joy Fleming, Shirley Bassey, Götz Alsmann, The Weather Girls, etc. In the Musical-Show Scene Andy is known as a kind of inventory, he played for big productions such as Starlight Express, Jesus Christ Superstar, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Cage aux folles, Westside-Story, Black Rider, Evita, etc. On behalf of the Smooth Jazz Label California Sunset Records, he toured through Europe with Erik Marienthal, Slim Man ,Anthony Weedon, Vonda Shepard, Gabriela Anders, Rick Braun and Janita. In 2011 he performed with Herbie Hancock and Lang Lang at the Nort Sea Jazz Festival.
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