Born: March 9, 1966
Andy Firth started his performance career at the age of 14 when he appeared around South Australia featuring in small groups and big bands. By 17 Andy had moved to Adelaide and co-founded his first band The BBC Trio and later the BBC Quartet, Andy Firth’s reputation as one of Australia’s most outstanding jazz talents was further endorsed with his appearances on ABC, channel 7,9 and 10 television shows, The Burrows Collection, Sunday, Hey, Hey it’s Saturday, Clive Robertson’s News World and The Midday Show with Ray Martin.
Today, Andy Firth is widely regarded as one of the most outstanding clarinet players in the world, having played internationally with some of the greatest performers, bands and orchestras in both classical and jazz music. His mastery of the clarinet and saxophone, unrivalled expression of tone and technique, and endless devotion and enthusiasm to the music that he plays has earned Andy a reputation as a performer not to be missed....
Awards2005: Australian MO Award for "Best Live Australian Jazz Performer" 2002: Australian Film & Television Society-"Best Music for an advert" 1988: Australian Citizen's Award-South Australia. 1988: Ricky May Jazz Award. 1986: Pro Musica Award for services to music in South Australia.
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