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Andy Clausen

Andy Clausen is a New York-based composer, trombonist and 2014 graduate of The Juilliard School. The New York Times has described his work as “sleek, dynamic large-group jazz, a whirl of dark-hued harmony and billowing rhythm...The intelligent sheen of Mr. Clausen’s writing was as striking as the composure of his peers...It was impressive, and not just by the yardstick of their age.”

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“Sleek, dynamic large-group jazz, a whirl of dark-hued harmony and billowing rhythm… impressive.” – New York Times

“His skills belie his age.” – The Seattle Times

“Brilliant release...Clausen finds a way to fuse these disparate musicians and their seemingly ill-fitting instruments into an alluring, whimsical, and just- plain-cool mix of jazz, classical, and experimental music. Challenging music that doesn’t shy away from also being pretty.” - eMusic

“Improvisational brushstrokes through elements of classical composition, frenzied syncopation, flashes of pop structure, and buoyant, melodic themes

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