Andrew Dixon is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator, originally from Chicago, Illinois. Andrew has traveled the world performing and teaching. His recent releases "East Oakland Run Down", "RAGE" and "Renegade" can be found on his label, Epistemology Records.
Andrew grew up playing at jam sessions along Von Freeman, Fred Anderson, Maurice Brown, and Greg Ward. He studied jazz, composition and arranging at the University of Illinois and has performed with the names such as Spoon, The Roots, David Binney, Ambrose Akinmusire, Lyrics Born, Terrell Stafford, Wycliffe Gordon, Jon Faddis, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and Carlos Santana.
His multiple performances include Monterey Jazz Festival, Chicago Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Tokyo Jazz Festival, Java Jazz Festival, Phillippine Jazz Festival, Mosaic Music Festival, Yoshis, Jazz Showcase, Green Mill, Lincoln Center, SFJAZZ, Kuumbwa Arts Center, Blue Whale, Velvet Lounge, and Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. He has toured in many cities throughout the world such as Paris, Manila, Singapore, Tokyo, London, L.A., New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Jakarta, Seoul, Oslo, Montreal, Barcelona, and Toronto.
As an educator he strives to push his students to an advanced level. His students have gone on to be active in local youth symphonies in Oakland, Berkley, San Francisco, and the Peninsula. His students have also received all-state honors, and been selected to the SFJAZZ High School Ensemble, Monterey Next Gen Band, and the Grammy Band. His students have also received scholarships and been accepted to N.Y.U., U.S.C, and Manhattan School of Music.