“It’s easy to assume that Jelly Roll Morton, Sidney Bechet et al can’t speak to a younger generation, but pianist Andrew Oliver’s quartet lays that notion to rest.” – Sunday Times (UK)

“Andrew Oliver is almost punk-rock in his attitude about Traditional Jazz and bringing back its visceral nature.” – Matt Fleeger, KMHD Jazz Radio (USA)

“Phenomenally well played, with a freshness that dispels any suspicion of solemn archaism.” – Dave Gelley, Jazz Journal (UK)

“Mr Oliver is a pianist almost completely immersed in the New Orleans style of playing, a relative rarity these days. He maintains swagger and swing through each interpretation” Jazz Da Gama (Canada)

The Complete Morton Project CD recently named one of the top 10 Jazz CDs of 2019 by the Times!

I’m an American pianist currently living in London, England.  I specialize in early jazz, stride piano, ragtime, and tango.  I perform solo and with the Dime Notes, a quartet putting our own classy and stomping spin on a wide range of early jazz repertoire, the Vitality Five, a raucous band performing energetic and authentic 1920s repertoire, and Horniblow’s Hot Three, a trio unearthing a unique mix of obscure washboard bands and modernist 1920s novelty music.

Clarinetist David Horniblow and I have recently released a new CD of Jelly Roll Morton’s compositions, having learned all 96 of them and posted them on the  the Complete Morton Project channel in 2018!

Here on my site you’ll find up to date gig listings, a blog with news, new recordings and videos, and some writings on early jazz, as well as my albums and other information.