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Andrew Schiller with Tony Malaby, Ethan Helm, Hery Paz, Matt Honor

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A native of Phoenix, AZ, Andrew Schiller is currently residing in Brooklyn, NY. Andrew’s attraction to music stems from childhood friends urging him to pick up the bass guitar and join their punk rock band. While his musical tastes have evolved since then, he still aspires to replicate the same gusto and fearlessness he had as a boy playing music in a friend’s garage. Andrew later transitioned to the double bass, finding a powerful connection to the instrument. As a young adult, he discovered his love for composition and gradually carved out a unique voice after years spent imitating an array of musical icons.

Over the last decade, Andrew has moved from Phoenix to Boston to New York City, working as both a bandleader and sideman in various musical styles—the bulk of his concentration on jazz and improvised music. Andrew's debut album, "Tied Together, Not To The Ground," was released by Red Piano Records in May 2017 and features his adventurous and unique compositional style.


The Sonoran Suite is an eight-part avant-garde/improvised piece of chamber music for quintet—written for and inspired by the Sonoran Desert in the American Southwest. The suite highlight's Schiller's unique compositional style and is sculpted with the improvisational prowess of Tony Malaby (tenor sax), Ethan Helm (alto sax), Hery Paz (bass clarinet), Matt Honor (drums), and Andrew Schiller (double bass). The resulting piece is a reimagination of the desert and its elements—paying tribute to its blistering heat, surreal mountain ranges, thorny and venomous wildlife, and a stubborn will to exist with little to no water.