Andrew Halchak

professional woodwind doubler

 

    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 swing. It was in Tucson that he began studying the bassoon, the saxophone, and later the clarinet.

 

    In 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.

 

    Halchak 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.

Recent performances with The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Fred Hersch, Jason Moran and The Big Band Wagon, Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, Luis Bonilla, George Garzone

 

    Andrew currently lives and works in New York.