Andy Schofield

(Hear Andy's piece here, recorded live at Manchester Jazz Festival.)

Andy is a saxophonist/composer/arranger from Manchester, UK, now living in Berlin, Germany. He has been active on the UK jazz scene for many years and was a long-time member of the Creative Jazz Orchestra, working alongside such international artists as Kenny Wheeler, Bill Frisell, Peter Erskine, John Taylor, Anthony Braxton, Mike Gibbs and Vince Mendoza.

In 2005 Andy was commissioned to write a suite to commemorate the 10th Manchester Jazz Festival, featuring gues artistt, John Taylor. In 2008 the cd 'Another Place' was relearsed, featuring Andy and long-time friend and collaborator, pianist Les Chisnall. His current band is the Berlin-based 'Andy Schofield Quartet' comprising 3 saxophones and bass clarinet and featuring Peter Van Huffel, Lothar Ohlmeier and Suzanne Higgins.

As an arranger, Andy has worked in the commercial and jazz worlds and contributed arrangements to the BBC Big Band, Ronnie Scott's Jazz Orchestra and Bulgarian Radio Big Band, as well as regularly working with and arranging for the Music for Life Big Band.

Andy is currently a featured soloist on George Michael's Symphonica World Tour.

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