Coming from a musical family, trombonist Andy Martin launched his career while still in his teens. His technique and virtuosity quickly established him on the Los Angeles music scene, and since that time he has become one of the most in-demand trombonists across the country, and around the world.
A world-class jazz musician, Andy has already recorded eight albums as either leader, or co-leader. These albums showcase his dazzling improvisation alongside other top jazz artists such as the late Carl Fontana, John Clayton, Pete Christlieb, Bobby Shew, and Jeff Hamilton. He has also collaborated as a sideman with jazz greats such as Stanley Turrentine and Horace Silver.
Additionally, he is well-known for his work as a lead player, and featured soloist with virtually every big band in L.A. In addition to The Big Phat Band he has performed with the Bill Holman Big Band, and Tom Kubis’ band. He has also appeared in bands led by Jack Sheldon, Louis Bellson, Quincy Jones, Matt Cattingub and Bob Curnow, among others.
Andy has long been one of L.A.’s first call trombonists for commercial recordings, television and motion pictures, and live theater. He has contributed on albums for many popular artists, including the Pussycat Dolls, Coldplay, and Michael Buble. His television credits include every major awards show: the Grammys, the Emmys, the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Awards. He can be heard on the soundtracks of such movies as “Rush Hour,” “Planet of the Apes,” animated hits like “Monsters, Inc.,” “Robots,” and “Cars,” as well as “Spiderman,” “Armageddon” and “Romeo Must Die.” Andy is also first call trombonist at Hollywood’s Pantages Theater where he has played for Broadway hits like Mel Brooks “The Producers,” Disney’s “The Lion King,” “Wicked” and “Hairspray” among others.
Check out Andy’s web site at drewbone.com