Montreal-based trumpeter, composer and educator Andy King has for many years been an in-demand talent in Canada and internationally. He has performed with Bernard Adamus, Nikki Yanofsky, Bonobo, The Barr Brothers, Juno award winners Bell Orchestre, The Luyas, Corneille, the Christine Jensen Big Band, the Joe Sullivan Big Band, as well as Eric Lapointe, Pierre Lapointe and Damien Robitaille, among others.
He has recorded with many groups and artists including Pierre Lapointe, Nikki Yanofsky, The Luyas, Corneille, Dr. Noh, Isabelle Boulay and Hugo Lapointe.
He has toured extensively in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Japan, Europe, South America, the Caribbean and Africa. His tours included three years with R&B singer Corneille, including a performance in Nagoya, Japan at Expo 2006.
Andy holds both Bachelors and Masters of Music degrees and a Bachelor of Music Education from McGill University, where he studied with Jan Jarczyk, Joe Sullivan, Kevin Dean, Ron Di Lauro, and Remi Bolduc. In 1998, while attending the Banff Center for the Arts’ Jazz Workshop, he had the opportunity to study with Dave Liebman, Kenny Wheeler and Kenny Werner. In addition, he has also studied with trumpeters Tim Hagans and Bobby Shew.
In addition to being an avid performer, Andy is also involved in education and is the head of the music department at Heritage Regional High School. He routinely performs clinics, master classes, adjudicates festivals, and has been the director of McGill University’s Jazz Orchestra 1.
Andy recently finished his debut album with the Andy King Group entitled "Modern Fiction". It was released on October 10th, 2014, and has been met with rave reviews. The group won the OFF Montreal Jazz Festival prize for best show in the festival.