Andrew Wilcox is a young pianist from Boylston, MA currently residing in the Hartford Area. Beginning piano lessons at age 4, Andrew studied classical piano under the tutelage of Dawn Bennett where he studied the works of Mozart and eventually the ragtime pianist Scott Joplin. As Andrew entered middle school, the high school band director at Tahanto Regional High School, bassist Rick Cain, took notice of Andrew and introduced him to jazz formally by exposing him to artists like Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, and Lee Morgan. Through this exposure, Andrew began studying under numerous musicians in the Worcester Area, most notably Dick Odgren, Rich Ardizzone, and Tucker Antell. With their support and guidance, he found his way to the District and All-State Bands in Massachusetts.
Following up High School, Andrew continued down to the Hartt School where he currently studies with world renowned musicians including pianists Rick Germanson, Chris Casey, Matt DeChamplain, and Zaccai Curtis, saxophonists Javon Jackson, Abe Burton, and Michael Thomas, trombonist Steve Davis, trumpeter David Smith, bassist Nat Reeves, and drummer Eric McPherson.
Andrew can currently be seen playing throughout the New England Region performing with his trio and sextet or as a sideman with a number of musicians including Leland Baker, Haneef Nelson, Ed Byrne, Rob Zappulla, and Ed Fast. Andrew has had the opportunity to play venues such as The Iridium Jazz Club, Black-Eyed Sally’s, Symphony Hall, Mechanics Hall, and the Newport Jazz Festival.