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Andrew Nixon

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As a child, Andrew began classical piano lessons with the late Suzanne Chapin, which he promptly quit, explaining to his parents that he did not like being told what to play. He spent the remainder of his childhood teaching himself, improvising, and copying the classical music that he heard his sisters learning.

After several years playing in rock and blues bands, he discovered jazz in 2006 and began studying with pianist/composer Paul Hofmann. Now fully devoted to music, he went on to earn a master’s degree in music theory in 2012 from the University of Buffalo, where he also studied classical piano and composition

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Jack DeJonette, Miles Davis & Terri Lyne Carrington

Read "Jack DeJonette, Miles Davis & Terri Lyne Carrington" reviewed by Joe Dimino


The first song on the 743rd Episode of Neon Jazz is from Terri Lyne Carrington and acts as a recurring theme throughout the episode. Periods of her impressive jazz career are highlighted with stories and music from Quincy Jones, Rahsaan Roland Kirk and Jack DeJohnette. Along the way, we hear from other musicians who are making ...

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In Congruence

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
Track listing: Prelude, 7-8-9, Ruby's Waltz, Anticipation, Circulation, I'll Remember Felix/Incongruence, Blues For Audrey, I'll Keep Trying, Line For Sonny.

Album

Line For Sonny

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
Track listing: Line For Sonny

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Song of the Day

Ruby's Waltz

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
Duration: 5:38

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Article: Album Review

Andrew Nixon, Ed Croft, Joe Goretti: In Congruence

Read "In Congruence" reviewed by Chris May


Every now and again an album comes along by a musician you have never heard of which knocks you sideways and, having done so, picks you up and makes you feel better about the world. Such an album is pianist Andrew Nixon's self-released debut, In Congruence. Nixon, we learn from his website, is ...

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Song of the Day

Line For Sonny

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
Duration: 5:38

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News: Recording

Jazz Trio Nixon, Croft And Goretti Release Impressive Debut Album Of All Original Compositions. Available Now.

Jazz Trio Nixon, Croft And Goretti Release Impressive Debut Album Of All Original Compositions.  Available Now.

In Congruence is the debut release from trio “Nixon, Croft and Goretti.” It features nine of Nixon’s original compositions. “Apart from composing, Nixon is a stand out pianist who swings like the long gone greats but still lives in the present. He's found that niche between the past and the future where musicality reigns supreme—Bill Evans ...

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News: Recording

Jazz Trio Nixon, Croft And Goretti Releases Single 'Line For Sonny' Ahead Of Their Debut Album

Jazz Trio Nixon, Croft And Goretti Releases Single 'Line For Sonny' Ahead Of Their Debut Album

Named after the hard-bop pianist Sonny Clark, “Line For Sonny” is an original composition by pianist/composer Andrew Nixon. Joining him are bassist Ed Croft (a three-time recipient of the JazzBuffalo poll for Best Acoustic Upright Bassist and a graduate of SUNY Fredonia and Bowling Green State University) and Joe Goretti (a Berklee College of Music graduate ...


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