Andrew “Andy” Anderson was born on August 12, 1912, in Mandeville, Louisiana. He played in the Young Tuxedo Band and the Allen Brass Band. In the mid to late 1920s, he played with Joe Oliver in Chicago. He led the Pelican State Band in the late 1930s. Anderson continued playing in New Orleans with various bands until the 1980s. In the 1970s and 1980s he played and recorded with the New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra. Please do not confuse him with trumpeter Edward “Andy” Anderson, who was born in Florida but went to New York and recorded with Jelly Roll Morton.