“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)
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!