What Speaks to Me
ANDREW EZRIN Andrew Ezrin was born and raised in the Boston area and began playing the piano at the age of ten and was playing professionally by age twelve. He studied at The Boston University School of Fine Arts,The Tanglewood Institute.Oberlin College Conservatory, and at the University of Miami's Frost School of Music Andy has performed extensively around the world,including touring since 1989 with the Grammy award winning vocal jazz group New York Voices. He has performed at major jazz festivals including Montreax, North Sea, Montreal,Live Under The Sky in Japan;as well as Carnegie Hall (featured soloist with the Count Basie Orchestra),Lincoln Center,Boston Symphony Hall (with the Boston Pops) and the United Nations. He has toured as keyboardist with Chris Botti, Joe Jackson and Rickee Lee Jones and most recently performed and recorded with Christopher Cross. Andy has 12 trio recordings under his own name: 10 in Japan and 3 in Europe and the states. 'Tactile,' a jazz piano trio CD,'Zoom: Love Junket,' a jazz organ/multi-keyboard trio record,and 'Silent Movies,' a solo piano CD featuring all original compostions. He is currently about to release his latest CD entitled 'What Speaks To Me.' Andy's own compositions can also be heard extensively on television and radio including 'Sesame Street' and Cartoon Network's hit animated series 'Courage the Cowardly Dog'. Andy performed and co-wrote cues for the feature film 'Clifford the Big Red Dog's Really Big Movie' and 'The Oprah Winfrey Show'. Andy has also co-wrote and recorded two library discs.. He has also recorded live on television in Russia,Israel,France,Ireland and Japan. He was recently the keyboardist/Associate Musical Director for 'Hot Feet', the Earth Wind and Fire Broadway musical and for singing sensation Linda Eder.