TROMBONE | COMPOSER
Andrew Wegierski is a bandleader, trombonist, drummer, composer, arranger, and teacher. He graduated from the University of Akron in the spring of 2019 with majors in both jazz studies and music composition. Andrew is currently the bandleader and bass trombonist of his own Danjo Jazz Orchestra, based out of Kent, Ohio. Other groups he has performed with include the NEO Jazz Orchestra, the NEO Jazz Collective, College of Wooster Jazz Ensemble, Skatch Anderssen Orchestra, N.E.O. SOUND, and the Freedom Brass Band. Andrew is also currently the drummer for Polka Revolution.
As a composer and arranger, Andrew has experience writing for jazz, classical, and pop settings. From 2016-2018 he was the primary composer and arranger for the University of Akron Jazz Trombone Group. In 2018, Andrew was commissioned by Jack Schantz to score four arrangements for guest artist Victor Provost, and also presented his work at the Akron Sundance Film Festival that same year. In 2019, he was invited to have a work performed at the Cleveland Chamber Symphony Young and Emerging Composer’s program. Andrew has received numerous commissions for classical solo works including: trombone, tuba, and vibraphone. Today, Andrew continues to score compositions and arrangements for his Danjo Jazz Orchestra.
Andrew has been employed by Playground Sessions, a New York based piano learning software company, since November of 2017 and has scored over 75 piano arrangements that are published in the application. Additionally, he serves as a technical support representative, assisting customers online and over the phone. As an instructor, Andrew has experience teaching brass and percussion, both in group and individual settings. He currently maintains a private trombone studio while also subbing for lessons at local music schools.