New solo album now available from Rivermont Records!
If anyone is going to succeed in rescuing good music from the ghetto called “early jazz”, it will be the pianist Andrew Oliver. There’s definitely something about his combination of technical brilliance and go-for-broke dynamism that just grabs you.” – The 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)
New overdub album of Biguines from 1920s-40s Martinique featuring Michael McQuaid, Martin Wheatly, Nicholas D. Ball and Charlie Halloran now available!
I’m a pianist from Portland, OR specializing in early jazz, stride piano, ragtime, and tango. After seven years in London, I’ve relocated back to Portland in June 2020. For the moment, my site will be up-to-date with current home recording and quarantine projects as well as info on upcoming livestreams on the Performances page and stay tuned for gigs when they restart.
Meanwhile my new solo album is out on Rivermont Records, and albums by the Dime Notes, Complete Morton Project, Vitality Five, Horniblow’s Hot Three, Bridgetown Sextet, Tunnel Six and more are all available over at the Albums page!
Here are some videos of recent livestreams. Hope you enjoy!