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Duane Andrews

Born: November 30, 1972    Primary Instrument: Guitar, acoustic

Duane Andrews

Bio Duane Andrews’s music is the product of a great ear, an adventurous spirit and a love of music that is beyond category. Uniting what would seem to be impossible – traditional Newfoundland music with the Gypsy Jazz of the legendary Django Reinhardt, Andrews makes it not just work – he makes it soar. The award winning guitarist, composer, producer and international performer’s latest album, Raindrops, is the best evidence yet of his truly unique musical vision and is the sound of him, literally, bringing it all back home.

A native of the island of Newfoundland, off the east coast of Canada, Duane grew up exposed to the island’s mélange of cultural influences – a mix of English, French, Irish, Spanish and Portuguese - and his development as a guitarist reflects that. After graduating from the Jazz Studies program at St. FXU with honours, Duane spent several years studying contemporary music composition at the Conservatoire International de Paris and at the Conservatoire National de Region in Marseille, France....
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Awards:

Awards
Independent Music Awards 2011 Instrumental Album Award 2008 Jazz Single and Album Nominee 2006 Jazz Album Award ECMA 2012 Roots/Traditional Group of the Year Award Nominee (with Dwayne Côté) 2011 Instrumental and Jazz Album of the Year Award (with Dwayne Côté) 2010 Album and Producer of the Year Nominee 2009 Instrumental Album of the Year Award, Male Artist Nominee 2007 Jazz Album of the Year Award 2006 Instrumental Album of the Year Award, Male Artist Nominee 2005 Jazz Album of the Year Award, Emerging Artist Nominee MusicNL 2012 Jazz Album of the Year Award (with Dwayne Côté) 2010 Instrumental Album Award (with Dwayne Côté) 2008 Male Artist, Album, SOCAN Songwriter, Jazz Album of the Year Awards 2006 Jazz/Blues Artist of the Year Award 2004 Jazz/Blues Artist of the Year Award, Rising Star Nominee MusicNS 2012 Jazz Recording of the Year Nominee (with Dwayne Côté) 2010 Jazz Album of the Year Award (with Dwayne Côté) Atlantic Film Festival 2009 Best Original Score (Crackie) USA Songwriting Competition 2008 Jazz Category Double Nominee 2007 Jazz Category Winner Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council 2006 Emerging Artist of the Year Award International Songwriting Competition 2006 "A Birch Broom In The Fits" received Honourable Mention in the Instrumental category Canadian Folk Music Awards 2007 Best World Artist (Solo) Nominee 2005 Best Instrumental Artist (Solo) Nominee, Best World Artist (Solo) Nominee, Pushing the Boundries Nominee The Scope 2009 Best Musician Award
”the music might be best described as Folk music played by a top Jazz guitarist and the result is refreshing and stunning. Highly recommended.” —Folkworld Magazine, Germany

“...startlingly good...” —NOW Magazine, Toronto

“...it was the group's infectious versions of well-known Reinhardt tunes that drew the biggest applause. But it was the group's bubbling stew of styles on Newfoundland classics that still echoed after the last notes faded.” The Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa

As a Leader

The Empress/I>
Record Label: Independent
Year Released: 2012
Dawayne Côté and Duane Andrews
Record Label: Independent
Year Released: 2010
Raindrops
Record Label: Independent
Year Released: 2008
Crocus
Record Label: Independent
Year Released: 2006
Duane Andrews
Record Label: Independent
Year Released: 2004
As A Side Musician

The Telephone Game
Artist Name: Kate Schutt
Record Label: Artistshare"
Year Released: 2008

Hold Out
Artist Name: Patrick Boyle
Record Label: Independent
Year Released: 2004

No Love Lost
Artist Name: Kate Schutt
Record Label: Wild Whip
Year Released: 2006

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