Award winning Pianist/Arranger/Composer Andy Nevala is based in Denver, CO (for now). He has been recognized by Downbeat Magazine on 9 different occasions, winning Downbeat Music Awards for composition (2002), arranging (2003), and performing/directing (2000, 2000, 2002) to name a few. His group has been featured on KUVo many times, including the "Live at the Oasis" series of cd releases.. His schedule has averaged more than 300 gigs for the past 4 years including 3 tours of Europe!
He moved to Colorado in 1997 after graduating from Boise State University to pursue graduate studies in music. He completed a Master of Music in Theory and Composition from UNC in 2000, and is currently completing a Doctorate in Jazz Piano Performance from the University of Colorado, Boulder. His newest CD, "Alone Together", came out in September 18th, 2007, and is on the Capri Label. The CD is available at HMV, CD Universe, Artist Direct, Emusic, Itunes, and Capri Records, among others. He currently tours with vocalist Steve Lippia, and has performed in Vienna, East Berlin, BB King's on 52nd St. in NY, the Ottawa Blues Fest, and the WDR in Bonn, Germany, among others. Andy has also toured with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, which included a 6 week tour of Japan and 2 tours of Canada.
He has been a featured artist at the Calgary C-Jazz Festival (2007), the Gene Harris Jazz Festival (2003, 2008), and the Kinser Jazz Festival (2007), and has performed as a sideman at the JVC Jazz Festival in NYC (Birdland), Berlin Blues Fest, the Aspen Jazz Festival, the Telluride Jazz Festival, and the Vienna Blues Fest (Austria) to name a few. Andy has also been commission to arrange for the Glenn Miller Orchestra, the Denver Brass, Steve Lippia, his own groups, and Conjunto Colores.
His most recent recording credits include the Summit Brass featuring Bobby Shew (2008), two separate Live in Europe recordings with Guitarist Eddie Turner (2007, 2008), Alone Together on the Capri Label (2007), and over 20 others.