Andrew Neu Everything happens for a reason

2013 has started off has an exciting year. I've finished his Neu CD, "Everything Happens for a Reason," to be released in the Spring. It's always great to play in LA as I did at Catalina's in Hollywood, first with Bobby Caldwell and again with Diane Schuur. I was flattered that Bobby asked me to play on his Christmas song last Fall. We just played to a sold out crowd in Las Vegas last weekend. What a night! Looking forward to the Berks Jazz Fest. Bobby and I will be playing a big band show with trumpeter, Dave Stahl and the All Star Jam. Always a great hang. 

2012 has been a great year for Andrew. He began the year touring with Diane Schuur in Boston, New York City, Los Angeles and a run through China and Japan. Bobby Caldwell continues to feature him in his live show with shows around the USA and a Fall tour of Japan. He began filling in with Smokey Robinson last year. 

It's been a busy year recording. Peter White featured Andrew's sax and flute on his number 1 record, "Here We Go" including a track with jazz legend, David Sanborn. Steve Oliver featured him on his top 10 record, "World Citizen." Continuing his recording relationship with Bobby Caldwell, you can hear him on his new CD, "House of Cards." 

Andrew broke ground on his Neu CD, currently titled "Everything Happens for a Reason." Brian Bromberg and Steve Oliver are onboard as producers. It's an adventurous project featuring Rick Braun, Bobby Caldwell, Jeff Lorber and Alex Acuna. Embellished by a horn section and a full orchestra this project takes you on a journey. Andrew co-wrote a song with Bobby Caldwell and arranged a unique take on the jazz classic, Take Five. Inspired by the soul jazz and latin music of the 1960s, there are elements of Quincy Jones and Sergio Mendes. 

Andrew continues to play with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops and occasionally with the Philadelphia Orchestra. He's been leading an all star big band with trumpeter, Anthony Bonsera in Los Angeles. His charts are published by Kendor, along with Sammy Nestico, Thad Jones, Bob Mintzer and Lennie Neihaus.