Andy Baer is one of Boston’s busiest band leaders and saxophonists. Since graduating from Berklee College of Music, with a Bachelors of Music degree in Applied Performance of Woodwinds, he has been a mainstay of the city’s music scene. With a repertoire that includes classic jazz, standards, R&B, bossa nova, Latin tunes, and deftly arranged pop songs, Andy has delivered soulful, swinging sounds to Boston for decades. He has led his own Andy Baer Quartet, the Beantown Saxophone Quartet, the Hub Strutters Marching Band and the popular dance band Steppin’ Up. As founder of the 17 piece Boston Jazz Orchestra he performed for the Newport Jazz Festival, Boston Globe Jazz Festival, and First Night
He has toured and performed with dozens of internationally recognized artists including Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Lou Rawls, the Temptations, Frankie Valle and the Four Seasons. Some additional artists Andy has shared the stage with include Boz Scaggs, Johnny Mathis, Dick Johnson and the Artie Shaw Orchestra, Clark Terry, Rosemary Clooney, Rita Moreno, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, Vic Damone, Diahann Carroll, Bobby Rydell, Al Martino, Lesley Gore, Jerry Vale, the Four Tops, the Drifters, the Spinners, and the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
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