Winner of the 1999 National Trumpet Competition in Washington, DC, Andrew Neesley is a rising star among jazz trumpet players. DownBeat magazine has just awarded Andrew Neesley Best Engineered Studio Recording for an album he is presently completing. This past summer, Andrew had the rare oppourtunity to perform as guest soloist with the Brass Band of Battle Creek. Alongside Wycliffe Gordon, Andrew performed his own arrangement of Stardust to a capacity crowd of 2000 people. Most recently, Andrew was selected for the 2003 ASCAP Young Jazz Composer's Award for a work written for jazz ensemble entitled Nees Pleez.
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