“an enchanting evening… ridiculously talented” – Lavender
Whether composing and arranging or appearing in settings ranging from solo artist to big band, this St. Cloud, Minnesota native, who crisscrosses the country playing dates, is as respectful of his predecessors as he is ready to take a leap into the unknown and chart a new course. With this 10-piece band, Walesch is a traditionalist and an iconoclast rolled into one. His audiences include jazz enthusiasts of a certain age, as well as a younger crowd compelled by his down-home insouciance, and the knowing irreverence of a tried-and-true American nightclub entertainer.
“Although they are my idols, I don’t attempt to imitate the great pop and jazz artists of the 50s and ’60s,” says the singer and pianist, “but I go for broke when we do our shows – vocally and musically – which is what they all did best and why they were in a class of their own.” His vocal and piano chops, along with his keen sensibility to find and interpret a great lyric, have led to some great opportunities for Walesch, including an appearance on the nationally syndicated NPR broadcast Mountain Stage and more recently, an invitation to perform at the 33rd Annual Cabaret Convention at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. Andrew Walesch is now residing in Phoenix Arizona where he has been elected as the new Artistic Director for the world-famous Musical Instrument Museum.
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