Alto Saxophonist Andrew Speight can bop with the best of them. Growing up in Sydney, Australia, his early exposure to jazz came from his father, a pianist who often accompanied touring American jazz artists and instilled in him a deep love of straight-ahead jazz. Andrew’s jazz epiphany occurred when he got to see Sonny Stitt perform live, and he’s never looked back.
After touring with Nat Adderley, Joe Williams, and Louie Bellson, Andrew came to the U.S. in 1991 to compete in the prestigious Thelonius Monk International Saxophone Competition, where he was the only non-American finalist. Since then, Andrew has worked with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Milt Hinton, Branford Marsalis, Jimmy Cobb, and countless others in performances all over the world.
UPDATE, NOVEMBER 18: Andrew has suffered an injury and will not be able to perform as scheduled. We wish him a speedy recovery!