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May 16

One Final Trio Gig

One more for old time sake… Tonight, the Eddy/Meyer Trio will give its last performance at 8pm EST via live stream before I head to England in a couple of weeks. Add Jake Eddy or myself on FB to see the stream. It will also be available on Reddit. This group started two years ago, […]

May 07

Other Peoples’ Music

In addition to my own recent release, Goa Variations, I’ve recently had the great pleasure of recording on two albums with close friends and collaborators. The first is an album of sprawling improvisations pinned together by the compositions of Jake Eddy, titled Awake! Jake is the “Eddy” in the Eddy/Meyer Trio, and we’ve worked together a lot over the […]

April 09

Gerry Mulligan Transcription

Here’s a transcription of a quick, one chorus solo from Gerry Mulligan on his tune “Line for Lyons.” The “Lyons” that the title refers to is Jimmy Lyons, who was the founder of the Monterey Jazz Festival. This recording comes from the album “Gerry Mulligan-Paul Desmond Quartet” (Verve), which was one of the many records […]

March 09

Stan Getz Transcription – Yardbird Suite

Click the link below for a .pdf of my transcription of Stan Getz playing Yardbird Suite live at the Haig Club, Los Angeles in 1953 with Chet Baker. This tune appears on the album “West Coast Live.” Stan Getz Yardbird Suite – Tenor Saxophone – 2020-01-15 1324_1

March 08

Modernization of Jazz and the Kansas City Sound in the 1930’s

In the 1930’s, Kansas City, MO played a significant role in the modernization of jazz. This included the development of riff-style compositions, leading to an increased role for the individual improvisor, the augmentation of small combos to form big bands, and the development of driving swing feel as the predominant idiom. As will be shown, […]

January 13

Gypsy Jazz Duo

I’m very pleased to share a new duo that I’ve gotten off the ground over the past few weeks. I’m playing Gypsy Jazz with Jake Eddy on guitar. We’ve played a handful of gigs in Ohio and West Virginia and have another handful on the books for the coming weeks. I had been looking for […]

November 17

This Week’s Shows 11.17.18 A long Overdue Update

I’m back in Ohio and it’s long past time for an update! Big changes are all around this fall. I’ve left the cruise world behind…it was a good run (8+ years) and now it’s time to move on. I’m now in grad school at Ohio University, living in Athens, Ohio. I’m loving being back in […]

August 15

Andrew D. Meyer and Sonikora

This is a video from last spring, March 10th to be specific. I meant to post this video earlier but I totally forgot. Nonetheless, this was a set that I did with the improvising trio, Sonikora at the Vanderelli Room in Columbus’s Franklinton Arts District. It was a real treat playing with these guys and […]

February 20

Duo Jazz from Oman and Michigan

Here are a few fun videos of me playing in my favorite format…the duo. The first two were recorded on the Celebrity Constellation as we were anchored in Muscat, Oman. Max Marshall is the pianist and we’re playing Have You Met Miss Jones and Beautiful Love. The third video is just a short clip from […]

February 01

Upcoming February Gigs

I’m very pleased to announce two upcoming gigs in the month of February: On the 10th, I’ll be doing my Saxo/DJ thing at Thai Lanna and Sushi Bar.   I’ll be playing from 7.30-10pm and tickets are $25. It’s a 3-course, fixed menu but I’m pretty sure if you ask nicely you can get anything […]