Sideman

Andrew currently works with some of the top London musicians in a variety of different ensembles. From playing balkan space jazz on clarinet with MIMIKA to straight ahead swing on baritone with London City Big Band, Andrew is a busy working musician performing in many varied and exciting settings. These ensembles have performed nationally at prestigious jazz clubs and festivals, been featured on a variety of albums and represent the highest level and diverseness of the UK jazz and live music scene.

Bands that Andrew currently is involved with as a sideman:

LONDON CITY BIG BAND

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Lead by trumpeter and MD
Barney Lowe, this big band play hard swinging classic big band charts. We have held a monthly residency at the Spice of Life Soho since 2012.

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Performing two sell out shows at Londons’ Ronnie Scotts.


MIMIKA - MAK MURTIC ENSEMBLE

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The only London based ensemble performing ‘anarchic balkan sci-fi space jazz’ - second album finished with third on the way!

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Performing at Pizza Express Dean Street

MIRRORS OF HALL

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A fantastic improvised big band lead by Andy Hall playing original improvised music alongside contemporary classical music.

Big Band Metheny

A London based big band performing arrangements of the music of guitarist Pat Metheny. Recently the band performed at Ronnie Scotts with guitar legend Phil Robson.

Diamond Skyline Orchestra

A highly professional orchestra performing big band classic repertoire for high class functions across the UK.

Earthlight’s Boogie Band

An amazing party band led by fantastic frontman Spencer Kennedy.

Andrew also works with some other big bands including the Urban City Big Band and the
Ken Turner Big Band.

Andrew was also involved with
Aron Kyne’s latin project YORUBA - which made a fantastic EP in 2011. This ensemble toured Yorkshire and London through 2007 - 2012 and received high praise from notable latin and world musicians.

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Andrew has run several ensembles in the past including:

- Andrew Linham’s Swing Thing (
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- The Dusty Ice Cream

’The Dusty Ice Cream’ was a Leeds based sextet playing all of Andrew’s original music, of which Jazz UK said: ’Very impressive’.


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Dave Liebman said ‘I haven’t heard anything like it!’. Dusty Ice Cream were featured on David Crozier’s ‘Robot’ EP, and performed all over Yorkshire and London from 2008 - 2011, including at the Leeds International Jazz Conference 2010. This ensemble featured over the years Riley Stone Lonergan of NYJO fame, James Mainwaring of Roller Trio fame, Greg Nicholas of Extra Curricular fame, Aron Kyne of Thabo and the Real Deal fame, Pete Gavin and Katie Patterson of Allsorts Band fame and Jamie Walton.


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