I’ll be back home in Portland for a few weeks this month to play a bunch of gigs during the 2017 Portland Jazz Festival and the yearly Valentango tango dance festival with some old friends! Kicking it off will be Valentango on Feb 11-12, playing some traditional and modern tango with my old friend and collaborator […]Read more "NEWS: In Portland This Month!"
After a very productive year getting our repertoire and sound together, the Dime Notes‘ debut album has been released on Lejazzetal! The band grew out of a duo I had with my good friend, clarinetist Dave Horniblow, and expanded to a quartet with the addition of Dave Kelbie’s peerless rhythm guitar playing and the great […]Read more "NEWS: DIME NOTES DEBUT ALBUM RELEASED!"
“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 […]Read more "Swing / Stride Piano"
I discovered the world of tango working with bandoneonist and dancer Alex Krebs in Portland, Oregon. After studying with the late Octavio Brunetti and working with Alex for a few years on traditional styles, we composed an album of new original tangos for dancing, as well as an album of tango-rock-jazz fusion. I have an ongoing duo project with […]Read more "Tango"
Tunnel Six “One of [Tunnel Six’s] greatest attributes is the ability to make a sextet sound like a miniature orchestra. Each player has their own sound, a feat in this day and age when there are literally thousands of clones out there. All of the playing here is a breath of fresh air.” – JSO Jazzscene Magazine, June 2013 The […]Read more "Modern Jazz"