A native Californian, Andy has played trombone since the age of 10. While in Southern California, he was a regular member of the Very Special Jazz Band, the Quadrabones jazz trombone quartet, and the latin jazz group, Canela. Since relocating to the Sacramento area in 1987, Andy has toured Europe twice, performing at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands. He has also performed with the Ron Cunha All-Star Big Band, the Fred Morgan Big Band, and the salsa bands Saliente and Orquesta Afinque. Through his association with these groups, Andy has had the privilege of sharing the stage with many great musicians, including Steve Allen, Randy Brecker, Peter Erskine, Joe Gilman, Steve Homan, Artie Shaw, Bobby Shew, Ernie Watts, and Phil Woods.