Please provide a brief (250 word) biographical sketch of the artist or a history of the company in question. For orchestras, please also include a biography of the conductor. This information will be viewable by the public.
"Aside from being a great musician, Glen David has absorbed a fading tradition,” says Ben Jaffe, who runs Preservation Hall, where Andrews performs every month . “He's a link for his generation to something important., but he also has a rare enthusiasm and energy that makes it all special and exciting for even casual listeners.” Though most contemporary brass-band musicians have embraced the more funk and pop-oriented sound of say, the Rebirth band, a shift that began some 30 years ago, Andrews always includes some of the old hymns, spirituals and trad-jazz tunes in his performances.
He released a live gospel CD, “Walking Through Heaven’s Gate”, on Threadhead Records in 2009, probably the first CD to have captured on record the entrancing quality of Andrews' performances at venues like Jazzfest, Lincoln Center, Preservation Hall, Tipitina’s, and most powerfully of all, on the streets, where it all began.
He's appeared in season one of HBO’s Treme, playing himself and performing one of his original tunes, Knock Wit Me, and has already filmed 2 episodes for season two. He has appeared in numerous documentaries, including Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans, by Lolis Eric Elie, Swiss filmmaker Peter Entell's chronicle of the controversial, post-Katrina proposed closing of St. Augustine Church, Shake the Devil Off, and Spike Lee’s two epics about Katrina, When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts, and If Da Creek Don’t Rise
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"If you weren't in the Gospel Tent on Sunday at the close of New Orleans Jazz Fest 2011, you can't appreciate his ability to summon energies of prodigious scope in the name of God almighty. Approximating the power released by a six-pack of hydrogen bombs detonated at tent central, carrying his audience along on a wild ride from one detonation to the next, Andrews was searingly, exhaustingly astonishing" nola.com / May 7, 2011
"Day three's showstopper was Glen David Andrews, who rocked the blues, took it to church and carried it into the moshpit. The gospel/R&B singer and trombonist played an electrifying set. Andrews bellowed, leaped in the air, fell to his knees, waved a yellow handkerchief and crowd-surfed — twice. His rollicking performance accommodated everything from Down in the Tremé to a Cajunized version of The Clash's Should I Stay or Should I Go."
USA Today Jazzfest review, May 2, 2011
Glen was inducted into the
Louisiana Music Hall of Fame on Nov 7, 2010
As a "Future Hall of Famer"
Glen and Amanda Shaw were the first so honored
"Best Male Performer" 2009/2010 Big Easy Awards
"Best R & B Performer" 2009 Best of the Beat Awards
It may have been the most raucous night in the 25-year history of the Dakota, including both locations. It’s the only time I’ve felt the floor move. People stood on the mezzanine, the stairs, at the bar, in the doorways. They screamed. They jumped up and down. They raised their hands and shook their behinds and sang along.
BeBopified - Minneapolis 7/18/10
Please summarize the activities for touring or school activities.
Glen has done workshops with school bands on traditional jazz, brass bands and the history of jazz music, and has spoken to school assemblies about his life and how through his horn, he found a career and a path out of trouble.
There are a number of band configurations and styles of music Glen can present in a show:
He can do a trad jazz performance with a trio, or quartet, a gospel show, either as a self contained band with backing vocalists, or with a local choir.
He can do the full-on 5 or 6 piece band that touches on all styles, from trad-jazz, to New Orleans R & B and funk, soul and rock.
He has done a number of solo performances that include a talk about the history of jazz in New Orleans.
He is also working on charts to perform with a pops or symphony orchestra.
Do you provide a Teacher's Guide?
Please provide the details of your technical rider. Indicate where you have flexibility.
For band shows, we need a 5 piece drum kit with cymbals snare and all hardware, an electric keyboard (Yamaha Motif 8) or tuned quality acoustic piano, a bass amp and professional PA with 3 monitor mixes. When available, an upright bass and B3 organ are welcome additions.
Required to give a dollar fee range. Please indicate your range with concise descriptions of activities at the upper and lower ends of the scale
5000.00 - 7500.00 plus hotel, backline and transportation, including concerts and various outreach/educational programs