BIOGRAPHY

Andy Ezrin is a Jazz Pianist and Composer who has been living and working in New York City and touring the world for the past 25 years

Multi Keyboardist Andy Ezrin was born and raised in the Boston area and began playing the piano at the age of ten. By age twelve he was playing professionally. He studied at classical piano at the Boston University School of Fine Arts, The Tanglewood Institute, Oberlin College Conservatory, and received his BA at the University of Miami's Frost School of Music where he studied jazz improvisation.

   

Andy has performed extensively around the world,including recording and touring since 1989 with the Grammy award winning vocal jazz group New York Voices where he has performed at major jazz festivals worldwide including Montreaux,North Sea,Montreal as well as Live Under The Sky in Japan. He has also performed numerous times at Carnegie Hall (once as featured soloist with New York Voices and the Count Basie Orchestra),Lincoln Center,Boston Symphony Hall(with the Boston Pops)The Hollywood Bowl and at the United Nations.

 

Andy has 12 trio recordings under his own name including ‘Tactile’(Rosebud) a jazz piano trio CD, "Zoom:Love Junket," a jazz organ/multi-keyboard trio record,and "Silent Movies," a solo piano CD featuring all original compositions. He has also released his jazz trio/quartet  recording ‘What Speaks to Me' as well as his most recent original solo piano record entitled ‘Dusk.’

Andy's own compositions can also be heard extensively on television and radio including 'Sesame Street' and Cartoon Network's hit animated series 'Courage the Cowardly Dog'. Andy has performed and written cues for the feature film 'Clifford the Big Red Dog's Really Big Movie' the 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' as well as performed live on the 'Late Night with David Letterman,' ' The Rosie O'Donnell Show,' and 'The Tony Danza Show'. He is also recorded music for the upcoming remake of the '70's hit children’s show 'The Electric Company’ as well as ‘Sesame Street’.

 

He has also recorded live on television in Russia,Israel,France,Ireland and Japan(NHK).

Andy has co-wrote and recorded two library discs as well as contributing his composing talents to the new PBS children’s educational series ’Space Racers’ as well as co-composing 4 seasons of the Cartoon Network hit show ‘Courage the Cowardly Dog’.

 

He has toured and recorded as keyboardist with artists Chris Botti,Joe Jackson,Christopher Cross and Rickee Lee Jones.

 

Andy has also recently performed with U2’s Bono and Edge,Sting,James Taylor,Lady Gaga,John Mayer,Neyo,Miley Cyrus,Carly-Rae Jepsen, Cyndi Lauper,Chaka Khan,Michael Bublé,Van Morrison,Patti Austin,Diane Shuur,Yo Yo Ma,Renee Fleming and Dr.John.

 

Andy has just recently performed at Jazz at Lincoln center with trumpeter Wynton Marsalis as well as saxophonists Joe Lovano,Dave Liebman and Ravi Coltrane. 

Andy is currently touring with sax great David Sanborn.