Andrew Bain is one of the leading performers and educators in the UK. He has performed with Wynton Marsalis, Natalie Cole, Kenny Wheeler, Randy Brecker, Dave Liebman, Bob Mintzer, John Taylor, Mike Gibbs, NDR Big Band, Elliott Sharp, Gavin Bryars, Jason Rebello, Paul Booth, Phil Robson, Iain Ballamy, Andre Canniere, Ivo Neame, Jim Hart, Mark Lockheart, Chris Batchelor, Houston Pearson, John Parricelli, Stan Sulzmann, and was a member of vocalist Jacqui Dankworth’s band between 2007-8, recording with the late Sir John Dankworth in 2008. He has performed at many prestigious venues in the UK, Europe and the US, including performing and conducting at the BBC Proms, and at the Montreux Jazz Festival.

During his residency in New York from 2001-07, Andrew performed extensively with Thelonious Monk Competition winner Jon Irabagon as well as with singer/songwriter Jason Liebman, Mostly Other People Do The Killing, Dave Lalama, and Matt Brewer.

Since relocating to the UK in 2007, Andrew has played in regular projects directed by Michael Janisch (Paradigm Shift and Worlds Collide), Paul Booth (Travel Sketches, Ubuntu 2019), and appears on Andre Canniere’s latest recording Ghost Days (Whirlwind Recordings 2020), as well as appearing with touring artists such as Walter Smith III, Jure Pukl, Tim Armacost, and Patrick Cornelius.

Andrew has a trio of his own projects in action at the moment. Player Piano (2015) with Mike Walker, Gwilym Simcock, Iain Dixon, and Steve Watts; Embodied Hope (Whirlwind Recordings 2017) with George Colligan, Jon Irabagon, and Michael Janisch; and his latest project – (no)boundaries (Whirlwind Recordings 2020) – a free improv exploration featuring Peter Evans, Alex Bonney, and John O’Gallagher out March 2020.





Andrew leads on Community Engagement and Jazz Pedagogy at Birmingham Conservatoire working alongside many local partners, notably Jazzlines Juniors and The Notebenders. He has also performed group workshops for the Guildhall School of Music, BBC Big Band and Edinburgh University in the UK, and led outreach work in Harlem and The Bronx in New York City, USA.


'A true standout and, I believe, one of tomorrow's music stars.'

Peter Erskine