“It’s easy to assume that Jelly Roll Morton, Sidney Bechet et al can’t speak to a younger generation, but pianist Andrew Oliver lays that notion to rest.” – Sunday Times
“Andrew Oliver is almost punk-rock in his attitude about Traditional Jazz and bringing back its visceral nature.” – Matt Fleeger, Director, KMHD Jazz Radio
“Phenomenally well played, with a freshness that dispels any suspicion of solemn archaism.” – Dave Gelley, Jazz Journal
I’m an American pianist living in London, England. I specialize in early jazz and swing, stride piano, ragtime, and tango. I co-direct the Dime Notes, a quartet putting our own spin on classic early jazz tunes, and the Vitality Five, a raucous band performing energetic and authentic 1920s repertoire. Clarinetist David Horniblow and I are working on the Complete Morton Project throughout 2018, learning all of early New Orleans pianist and composer Jelly Roll Morton’s compositions!