Korg, Roland, ROLI, Yamaha, and Muse Receptor sponsored artist Andrew Colyer has played piano, keyboards, trumpet, and sung across the United States, England, Canada, and Japan, including three times at Carnegie Hall. His classical training includes the Juilliard School, and his teaching lineage places him five steps down from Beethoven.
Rock/pop experience includes performing and collaborating with Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, King Crimson), Jon Anderson (YES), The Tubes, Robert Berry's 3.2 band, Frank Wyatt (Happy the Man, Oblivion Sun), Sound of Contact featuring Simon Collins, Ryche Chlanda (Fireballet, Renaissance), Max Flyer (CBS Records), Rian Adkinson, Awaken, 10th Planet, Cell15, the Prog Rock Orchestra, Circuline, and the Progressive Rock Tribute Band, Downing Grey.
With regards to jazz and big band music, Andrew has performed with Clark Terry, Louis Bellson, Marvin Stamm, Nick Brignola, and the Avalon Jazz Quartet.
Andrew has composed original music for commercial radio, video, and film, which includes Indie film producer Luke Franek’s award-winning film, “Tingle”, and Nelson Blish’s 2016 short film “Turnabout”, which was featured at the 2017 Chautauqua and Buffalo-Niagara international film festivals, and the 2018 New York F.A.M.E. Festival.
In addition to group collaborations, Andrew also composes and performs his own original music. His first CD, Gift to Gaia (co-produced with Lilli Farrell for Japanese popular artist Kirk Reinert), toured Japan and sold over 3000 copies. In early 2020 Andrew got the rights back to Gift to Gaia, and the album was released as a 20th Anniversary Edition in summer 2020. The EP of original music About Time was released December 2014, and the solo piano and video single, “One Thing”, was released in September 2017. Andrew’s November 2018 release, Christmas Time, a collection of solo piano improvisations, garnered Top 20, Top 50, and Top 100 lists, and won a bronze medal from the Global Music Awards. Andrew’s most recent release Mists of Time was released on November 20th, 2020, to immediate positive reviews, international sales, and FM and Internet Radio airplay. He lives between New York City and Woodstock.