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Andrew Hadro

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Andrew Hadro is a professional musician, composer, and bandleader in Brooklyn, New York. Hadro’s primary instrument is baritone saxophone, though he also performs on bass clarinet, Bb clarinet, and flute, and is one of the only working musicians in New York City to play the bass saxophone.

Recently, Hadro has been presenting compositions by current living composers through his ongoing project "For Us, The Living," An effort to honor tradition through innovation. Hadro has performed and recorded two albums for this series, with the most recent released in April 2018.

After 15 years in NYC, Hadro can be heard through an expanding discography and frequent live performances. He has played with and led ensembles large and small, featuring historical and modern styles, as well as through-composed and fully improvised music.

Born abroad in Mexico to American parents, Hadro spent most of his childhood in the Chicago area before moving to New York City to study at the New School for Jazz. In addition to working as a performer, Andrew Hadro is a product specialist for Vandoren, advising fellow musicians on equipment including reeds and mouthpieces. As curator of JazzBariSax.com Hadro provides resources and news to baritone saxophonists all over the world. During summers Hadro serves as a director and faculty member for the Litchfield Jazz Camp in Connecticut.


Andrew's Set Ups Low Bb Conn 12M Baritone Saxophone Hard Rubber Vandoren V5 series B95 mouthpiece, Leather Ligature Vandoren ZZ 3 reeds Low Eb Selmer Series 9 Bass Clarinet Vandoren B50 mouthpiece, Leather Ligature Vandoren ZZ 3 reeds (Tenor) Leblanc Symphonie III Bb Clarinet Vandoren B45 Lyre Mouthpiece, Leather Ligature Vandoren Traditional 3.5 reeds Haynes Q2 Flute Conn Silver Plated Bass Saxophone Vandoren B75 V5 Series Mouthpiece, Leather Ligature Vandoren ZZ 2 Baritone reeds Conn Gold Plated New Wonder Tenor Saxophone Vandoren Metal V16 T9 Large Mouthpiece, Optimum Ligature Vandoren ZZ 3.5 reeds King Zephyr Alto Saxophone Vandoren A45 V5 series mouthpiece, Leather Ligature Vandoren ZZ 3 reeds


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"Andrew Hadro is the best young baritone saxophonist I know. After studying with me he joined my working quintet for several years and continues to be one of my first choice saxophonists." — Junior Mance

"Andrew Hadro is one of the most versatile voices on the Baritone Saxophone I have ever encountered. He possesses a wide array of timbres, driving rhythmic conception and a beautiful lyricism. He is my kind of improviser." — Tony Malaby

“Hadro succeeds big time on For Us, The Living. He pays tribute to the history of improvised music by shining a spotlight on artists who are working on its next chapters right now.” — DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE EDITOR'S PICK

Primary Instrument

Saxophone, baritone


New York City

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced


-Private lesson faculty (Woodwinds) for the Lucy Moses School, teaching at The Frank Sinatra School for the Arts (NYC) 2009-Present -Faculty member at the Litchfield Performing Arts Jazz Camp (Litchfield, CT) 2006-Present -Adjunct classroom faculty member at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music (NYC) 2008-2009 -Faculty member at the Birch Creek Music Performance Center (Egg Harbor, WI) 2003-2005

Scott Robinson
saxophone, baritone
Wayne Shorter
Harry Carney
saxophone, baritone
Joe Henderson
Leo Parker
saxophone, baritone


Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Lookout Road Vol. II

Self Produced


For Us, The Living...

Tone Rogue Records


For Us, The Living

Tone Rogue Records


For Us, The Living

Tone Rogue Records


Regarding the Moon

From: Regarding the Moon
By Andrew Hadro

For Us, The Living II: Marcescence

From: For Us, The Living II:...
By Andrew Hadro

For Us, The Living

From: For Us, The Living
By Andrew Hadro


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