Boston-born improvising pianist/composer Andy McWain has performed and/or recorded with such artists as Assif Tsahar, Karl Berger, Tiger Okoshi, Santi Debriano, Brian Melvin, Joe Giardullo, Royal Hartigan, John Dirac, Hafez Modirzadeh, Albey Balgochian, Laurence Cook, Dino Govoni, Luther Gray, Daniel Levin, David Bindman, Wes Brown, Jim Robitaille, Brooke Sofferman, Bruno Raberg, Dennis Warren's Full Metal Revolutionary Jazz Ensemble, and the Zen Bastards, among others. He studied at UMass and the New England Conservatory of Music (M.M., composition), and participated in artist residencies at Yaddo (NY), the Atlantic Center for the Arts (FL) with Butch Morris, and the Akiyoshidai International Art Village (JPN). McWain also founded and produced the Audible Think Improvised Music Series in Massachusetts. (http://audiblethink.blogspot.com). In early 2006, he spent a few months in a jazz quintet house band at the club _Number Five_ in Shanghai, China.