Born: December 15, 1975
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Andrew Reissiger is a composer/performer on the electric and nylon-string guitar as well as the charango, a small Bolivian stringed instrument purportedly from the highest city in the world. For a decade, he has helped to bring the charango, a traditional Andean instrument, into the world of jazz, chamber music, African and Balkan styles. His colorful music has been heard in between news stories on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and featured on NPR's live performance radio show Mountain Stage. He is a co-founder of the experimental world music ensemble Dromedary, described as a guitar-lover’s delight by The All Music Guide and hailed for its “sheer effortless audacity” by “All About Jazz.” He has appeared on critically acclaimed recordings by Puerto Rican Nueva Trova hero Roy Brown, Americana artist Jonathan Byrd, and Tao Rodriguez-Seeger...
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