“Andrew Oliver is almost punk-rock in his attitude about Traditional Jazz and bringing back it’s visceral nature.” ~Matt Fleeger, Director, KMHD Jazz Radio.
I have been playing stride piano and swing since I first discovered the music of Jelly Roll Morton as a teenager, and play regularly with many of London’s best vintage jazz bands. I especially love the music of Jelly Roll Morton, Earl Hines and James P Johnson and endeavour to convey both the raucous energy and intriguing subtlety of the genre.
I co-lead the Dime Notes, Vitality Five, and Vitality Three and play regularly with the Old Hat Jazz Band as well as freelancing with other groups in London. Before moving to London in 2013, I co-directed the Bridgetown Sextet in Portland, Oregon.