Born: December 5, 1957
Andreas Willers has gained a reputation as an exceptional guitar player with an incredibly rich stylistic background reaching from blues and jazz to improvised and New Music. The impressive technical and tonal options at his disposal are carried by a great feeling for form and tremenuos emotional power. His debut release was a solo recording for the famous FMP label in the 1980's. He has worked with Paul Bley, Louis Sclavis, David Murray a.m.m. on stage and in the studio. He also works on different forms of improvised and composed music.
Studied guitar and improvisation with Joe Diorio (at GIT, Los Angeles), John Abercrombie and Dave Holland (at Bannf School of Fine Arts, Alberta, Canada) among others...
AwardsSeveral scholarships, commisioned compositions (NDR Bigband, Jazz Baltica, CIO Orchestra Berlin) and awards, namely the SWR Jazzpreis.
Nulli SecundusSound Aspects Records
Orange YearsSound Aspects Records
Drowning MigrantLeo Records
MontaukSound Aspects Records
In The NorthSound Aspects Records
Tin Drum StoriesSound Aspects Records
Blue CollarSound Aspects Records
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- Drowning Migrant by Glenn Astarita
- Tin Drum Stories - Inspired by the novel Die Blechtrommel' by Gunter Grass by Glenn Astarita