New Release “Illustrations”
Illustrations’ is a full length album by trumpeter & composer Andrew McAnsh. Inspired by Japanese Zen, ‘Illustrations’ was written while McAnsh lived in Japan during the summers of 2012 and 2013. It was during this time that McAnsh also became heavily influenced by the music of the late great Canadian born trumpeter/composer Kenny Wheeler to which this album pays tribute.
Music and Zen have always been intertwined in the artistic vision of trumpeter/composer/educator Andrew McAnsh. Born and raised in the modest city of Cambridge, Ontario, Andrew fell in love with music upon his first exposure to the sounds of Miles Davis and John Coltrane at the age of twelve. Fifteen years later, at 27, as an established professional musician with his own prolific contemporary style, Andrew still pays homage to the contributions of these two artists as his greatest personal influences.
Andrew is thrilled to be accepting a full-scholarship to the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, where he will be completing a Master of Music program under the artistic direction of Danilo Perez, with the mentorship of John Patitucci and Joe Lovano, starting in the fall of 2016.