Since the age of fifteen, Andrew Carney has been playing trumpet and flugelhorn professionally. Andrew has had the honor of working with such artists as Michael Jackson, Michael Bolton, Dionne Warwick, Whitney Houston, Wayne Henderson, Bobby Lyle, Chaka Khan, Brenda Russell, the Clayton Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and Randi Crawford. Performing in the El Centro Jazz Festival in Torino, Italy proved to be one of the most inspirational events in 2004. The Long Beach Jazz, L.A. Classic Jazz, Orange County Art and Jazz, La Quinta Art & Jazz, Sawdust and Art-a-Fair are among the festivals in the Southern California area where you may recognize Andrew from one of his performances. He also can frequently be seen at festivals in Jacksonville, Florida, Sacramento, California, Coos Bay, Oregon and Sun Valley, Idaho.
Andrew is often heard in many of the leading restaurants and clubs throughout the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. You may have unknowingly heard him playing in the television commercial for Pechanga Casino, NutriSystem, Los Angeles Times, AMPM Stores or perhaps even an episode or two of the Saturday morning cartoon, Spiderman. It’s also possible that you may have seen Andrew in movies such as Starsky and Hutch, Why Do Fools Fall In Love, Dorothy Day or the television shows The King of Queens, Extra and Second Time Around. He is featured as a soloist on the soundtrack to Arlen Faber, an upcoming motion picture starring Jeff Daniels. Composer, songwriter, arranger, educator and performer, Andrew Carney covers a broad range of music styles. He has recorded with such artists as Billy Mitchell, John Bolivar, Yve Evans, Tommy Walker, Justo Almario and Larry Carlton.