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  • Andy McKee

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    Andy McKee

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    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 Michel Petrucciani Group and musical director of the Mingus Big Band and the Mingus Orchestra. Mr. McKee has toured / recorded with Johnny Hartman, Jaki Byard, Hank Jones, 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. 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, and "101 Upright Bass Tips" both published by the Hal Leonard Corporation. Current Courses: Lessons: In Proficiency Lessons: Out Of Proficiency Improvisation Ensemble Mingus Ensemble

    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 Michel Petrucciani Group and musical director of the Mingus Big Band and the Mingus Orchestra. Mr. McKee has toured / recorded with Johnny Hartman, Jaki Byard, Hank Jones, 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. 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, and "101 Upright Bass Tips" both published by the Hal Leonard Corporation. Current Courses: Lessons: In Proficiency Lessons: Out Of Proficiency Improvisation Ensemble Mingus Ensemble


    Professional Affiliation

    Member of Local 802 AFM (http://www.local802afm.org/)

    Member of ASCAP (www.ascap.com)

    Member of ASTA (www.astastrings.org)


    Recent Publications

    Author of "Jazz Bass On Top", a bass method book published by Hal Leonard.


    Current Courses

    Lessons 1000

    Lessons 2000: 3

    Lessons 3000: 9

    Improvisation Ensemble

    Mingus Ensemble

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