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McKee, Andy


Andy McKee
BA, New School University
Bassist, Composer, Author

Two-time Grammy nominee for work with the Mingus Big Band. Also held the bass chair with Philly Joe Jones ‘Le Grand Prix’, Chet Baker, Elvin Jones Jazz Machine, and Michael Petrucciani Group and musical director of the Mingus Big Band and the Mingus Orchestra. Mr. McKee has toured/recorded with Johnny Hartman, Jaki Byard, Don Cherry, Steve Grossman, Clifford Jordan, Andrew Hill, Charlie Rouse, Archie Shepp, and others. Leader efforts include Andy McKee & NEXT, Sound Roots (Mapleshade 04432) and andy mckee // one world (CAP 965) featuring Idris Muhammad and Joe Locke. Director of New School University’s Mingus Ensemble and clinician at conservatories and workshops worldwide.
Recent Publications:
Author of "Jazz Bass On Top", a bass method book published by Hal Leonard.

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