Composer, trombonist and educator, Andrew Jones is active in the Toronto jazz, classical and commercial scene as a writer, clinician and a player.
Emerging as one of Canada’s top young writers, Andrew is in demand with many professional bands and artists as a composer and arranger. In January 2008 he was recipient of the SOCAN/IAJE Phil Nimmons Emerging Jazz Composer Award, and was commissioned to debut a piece at the International Association of Jazz Educators Conference in Toronto.
Andrew is currently on faculty at the University of Toronto’s Jazz Performance Program, serves as Artistic Director for The Brampton Jazz Mechanics and continues developing his own independent business of creating educationally sound, original music for school-level jazz ensembles. His music has been featured by Musicfest Canada’s Yamaha All-Star Band and by many of the finest secondary and post-secondary programs across Canada.
In addition to his position at the U of T, Andrew continues to work in public education through the arts program at Cawthra Park Secondary School, and is an instructor at numerous summer jazz programs where he continues his development of school level jazz fundamentals through composition.