Born: 1949 Primary Instrument: Piano
ANDY HOWE Biography-Andy Howe 818.780.7888, email@example.com
Andy was accompanist and musical director for Debbie Reynolds from 1975-1979, conducting her Las Vegas act, acting as assistant conductor of ‘Annie Get Your Gun’, and traveling extensively with her. For the next few years, Andy toured with Deniece Williams and performed at The Greek Theater and Sun splash in Jamaica with her. He then toured Germany including Zurich Opera House with Eartha Kitt. Other notable performers he has worked with include Sammy Davis, Jr., Leata Galloway, Yma Sumac, and Ed Ames (currently). He played for the AFI Tribute to Jimmy Stewart, and performed on The Tonight Show several times. Other television credits include a Bob Hope Special, Liberace Special, Sonny & Cher, Merv Griffin, Mike Douglas, Dinah Shore, and a Jerry Lewis Telethon. In recent years, he has worked extensively in his own studio, recording such CD projects as Barbra McNair’s last album. In 2004, he was musical director/producer in a tribute to Leiber and Stoller. In 2005-2006, played a 52 week Tuesday night engagement at the Catalina Bar and Grill, with various jazz artists including Marilyn King, Barbara Mcnair and recording a live CD for Linda Hopkins. In 2006, Andy performed with Ed Ames for a PBS special (Airdate 8.7.07), and traveled to Paris to play for a children’s charity function. In 2007 Andy became musical director/conductor for Vikki Carr, and he was with her when she performed to a sell out engagement in Monterrey, Mexico. That year Andy was also inducted into the Minnesota Rock and Country Hall of Fame. In 2008 he traveled to Mazatlan with Ms. Carr. In 2009 his work took him to Alaska with Ms. Carr, to New York with Neile Adams and was asked to work with Leslie Carrara at the Ojai Playwrights Conference. Andy lives with his wife Julie and their nine adopted cats.
Awards:Inductee to the Minnesota Rock and Country Hall of Fame
Lake Balboa, CA
Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
I am able to work fluently with singers in all genres - cabaret, stage, jazz, rock etc.,having traveled the world doing so. I work with singers-coaching, finding material for shows, writing charts, arranging, producing CD's. I charge between $50.00 and $75.00 per hour for my studio time, rehearsal and travel time is negotiable. I am available most days when I am not on the road.