“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 have just finished the Complete Morton Project, learning all of early New Orleans pianist and composer Jelly Roll Morton’s compositions 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. Here are a few recent videos: