Get to know Andrew
Welcome y Bienvenidos a todos!
Velez currently lives in Northern Virginia while maintaining a vibrant voice in
and Maryland areas. His talents as a trumpeter, vocalist, composer, lyricist and bandleader have propelled him to both national and international stages alike with artists and ensembles such as:
GoGo Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, Lady Antebellum, Griz, and The Green Machine (George Mason). As a teacher, he has provided private lessons
and clinics for the last 10 years on piano, trumpet, baritone and french horn.
In May 2019, Andrew completed his second master’s degree with a concentration in Jazz Studies from George Mason University, and released his first EP during Black History Month of 2021 (Spotify Link -->)
“Dark Energy” (which is available on all major streaming platforms).
Recent Published/Recorded work by (or featuring) Andrew:
Dirty Gold Brass Band - "Homecoming" (Youtube)
Andrew's Current Listening (Each album is YouTube linked for convenience!)
1) Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - "Mosaic"
2) Tyler, The Creator - "Call Me If You get Lost"
3) Erika Dohi - "I, Castorpollux"
4) Nas - "King's Disease 2"
5) Tito Nieves - "Un Tipo Comun"