Composer and Multi-Instrumentalist Andrew Halchak was born and raised in
Tucson, Arizona. He was immersed in a multitude of vibrant southwestern music
communities including bluegrass, country/western and afro-beat. It was in
Tucson that he began studying the traditions of jazz and other improvised
2010 Andrew received his Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Performance from
Berklee College of Music. His teachers and mentors included George Garzone,
Greg Osby, Joe Lovano and Shannon LeClaire. In 2012 he received his Master of Music degree from The New England Conservatory of Music
in Jazz Studies, with a focus on the research of microtonal music. Studies with
Jerry Bergonzi, Donny McCaslin, Jason Moran, Miguel Zenon, and Fred hersch.
has been a featured artist at the Panama Jazz Festival, the NaguaNagua Jazz
Festival in Venezuela, the Jazz a Vienne Festival in France, the Montreux Jazz
festival in Switzerland, the Vitoria Jazz Festival in Spain.
performances with Fred Hersch, Jason Moran and The Big Band Wagon, Carla Bley,
Steve Swallow, Luis Bonilla, George Garzone, The Rebirth Brass Band.
currently lives and works in New York.
Private and group lessons are available in the New York City area regularly, and also individual lessons in a town/country during a scheduled tour/performance.
Topics of Study:
Education and Qualifications:
-Master of Music in Jazz Studies from New England Conservatory
-Bachelor of Music from Berklee College of Music
-Actively performing internationally, with performances as a featured artist at:
-Jazz a Vienne, France
-Montreaux Jazz Festival, Switzerland
-Vitoria Jazz Festival, Spain
-Jazz festivals in Venezuela, United States and Panama
-Years of experience in private instruction and ensemble direction.