Andrew Knox is a well-rounded Trumpeter and Keyboardist based in Ottawa, Ontario. From an early age, Andrew has gained a great knowledge in different genres including Classical, Jazz, Funk, Rock, Folk, R&B, and Hip-Hop. Andrew studied music performance at both Cambrian College (Sudbury, ON) and is currently studying at Carleton University (Ottawa).
As a performer, Andrew can be found playing with Hip-Hop group BLAKDENIM, Blues artist Angelique Francis, Jazz group the Bytowne Big Band, Rock group Huey Lewis Tribute 2 Hip to be Square, and multiple smaller Jazz ensembles. Formerly, Andrew held a 2nd chair with the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra, performed in the Capital Youth Jazz Orchestra, and the Feelin’ Nostalgic Sextet (to name a few). Andrew has played some of Canada’s largest festivals, opening for many artists, including Trombone Shorty, Snoop Dogg, T-Pain, Classified, and Chad Brownlee. Andrew recently recorded Trumpet on Classified’s new album Tomorrow Could Be The Day Things Change (Now currently holding the 2019 title East Coast Music Awards Best Album Of The Year) on the track entitled “10 Years”.
Along with performing, Andrew’s passion is in teaching. He is consistently evaluating the needs and interests of his students. He blends in real-life experience to encourage the most inspired lesson possible. His lessons are structured and incorporates solid theory elements to get his students proficient at their instruments both on and off written music. Every aspect of his teaching is to cultivate a love for their craft, which in turn will develop more genuine practice routines and an overall musical lifestyle.