Originally from Bolton, England Andrew has been on the Atlanta music scene for the past 20 years regularly performing at hotels, nightclubs, conventions, weddings, theatre shows; just about every kind of gig you could imagine.
In his career he has played and/or recorded with Aretha Franklin, Ben Vereen, Lionel Hampton, Martha Reeves - 'Martha and the Vandellas', Jerry Vale, Jerry Lewis, Bobby Vinton, the Atlanta Pops Orchestra, The Atlanta City Ballet, the Georgia Philharmonic Orchestra, Tommie Macon and The Gentle Men Of Jazz, Still Swinging Big Band and many other local and national artists.
He has played with one or more ensembles for the city of Atlanta's annual jazz festival every year since 1995. He is also frequently to be found in the pit orchestra at Atlanta's famous 'Fox Theatre' - recent shows he played there include Aretha Franklin in concert, numerous touring Broadway shows such as 'Wicked', 'West Side Story', 'Mama-Mia' and many others. Andrew also recently starred on stage at the 'Earl Strand Theatre' in Marietta, playing piano in Atlanta Lyric Theatre's production of 'Ain't Misbehavin'.
Now, Andrew continues to perform, compose, arrange, and record jazz, classical, pop, and all kinds of music throughout the city; he accompanies choirs playing everything from Bach and Mozart to Kirk Franklin; and plays with professional ensembles of all sizes and styles from solo piano and jazz trio to big band and symphony orchestra.
Called the "songbird of the south" migrated from Washington D.C. to Atlanta. Her voice is as lovely and full of delight as springtime in Atlanta; once you experience it, others fade in comparison.
She has gathered a powerful, talented quartet in the Gentle Men of Jazz. Each musician is accomplished and as a group they have become possibly the best combination of jazz talent in the South. The band has repeatedly earned a place in the prestigious Atlanta Jazz Festival. Their live shows provide a veritable feast for your ears, serving jazz, blues, oldies and audience requests. You will leave the performance well satisfied and thoroughly entertained.
“Imagine being dragged by sailboat through a lake of the best gravy your mama ever made, and you’ll get some idea of how richly, smoothly and endearingly Macon & Company render the jazz standards.”
– “Weekend Preview”
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
”The music was WONDERFUL!”
”We will continue to recommend your group to our brides and grooms.”
– Druid Hills Golf Club
”Thanks to the Gentle Men Of Jazz, we received numerous congratulations and compliments from our conference participants.”
– Career Communications Group
”MLK birthday filled with music…..tap, clap, and wiggle along to George Gershwin and Roberta Flack tunes performed by ‘Tommie Macon and the Gentle Men of Jazz.”
- “Peach Buzz”
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
”My wife and I have been married for almost 12 years now. Coming to Atlanta to see Tommie and the Gentle Men of Jazz had become a tradition for us. Most of those years we came to Atlanta more than twice a year for that very purpose. ….Thanks to all of you for the wonderful music and memories you've given to us. We have your CD and your Christmas cassette as well…… We'd drive down to Atlanta in a heartbeat to see you again”.
- Arthur and Sherry Honaker
”Thank you! The music was perfect making our wedding ceremony and reception complete”
”You guys were so professional! We will definitely pass on your card to our family and friends.”
“Thanks for being so flexible and learning our special song.”