2018 Grammy winner Andy Snitzer is widely recognized by his saxophone peers as one of the greatest contemporary jazz saxophonists of his generation. His professional career spans decades, and includes chart topping hits - (seven Sirius/XM #1 singles, eight Billboard top 20s, and the first Gavin smooth jazz #1 ever, from January 1995) - tours with rock/pop legends (Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Sting), and thousands of recording sessions for a who's-who of music royalty (from Aretha Franklin to Jay-Z, George Michael to Lady Gaga). Andy is a dynamic stage performer, standing out from the crowd as a true master of his instrument. In a saxophone world crowded with sameness, Andy Snitzer is the real thing….
Live Performance Credits -
2019 - 2020
On tour worldwide with Chris Botti.
11/2019 Jazz Remix, New Brunswick NJ, Solo performance
2018 and prior Solo Artist Performances -
Hub City Jazz Festival 2018, sold out!
Branford Jazz on the Green 2018
Sold out shows at SOUTH (Philadelphia) 2016 and 2017
Savannah Jazz Festival 2017
Berks Jazz Festival 2016, 2017, 2018
Jacksonville Jazz Festival 2015
Suite Food Lounge Atlanta 2015
Member of Jeff Lorber Fusion 2016 to present. 2018 Grammy Winner for JLF's "Prototype." Performances in USA, Europe, UK
Tours with Chuck Loeb, Bob James, others 1995 - 2016
Professional Touring Credits -
Rolling Stones - Voodoo Lounge and Bridges to Babylon tours 1994-1999. 250+ performances worldwide
Paul Simon - tours 1999-present. 400+ performances worldwide
Sting - Tours in 2014 and 2015, USA/Europe/Australia&New Zealand.
Billy Joel - 2013 European Tour.
Other live performances with Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Bob Dylan etc.
NYC 1st call session musician for 25+ years -
Countless recordings for Records/Film/TV/Advertising.
Kissing scene from "Hitch" (Will Smith/Kevin James)
Iconic 80s Sax solo on "Waiting for a Star to Fall" (Boy Meets Girl 1988)
Andy Snitzer - Tenor, Alto, Soprano Saxophones.
Andy Snitzer has toured and recorded with a who's who of popular music artists. From Eric Clapton to Beck, Aretha Franklin to Jay Z, Tony Bennett to Lady Gaga, The Rolling Stones to Phillip Phillips, Andy’s passionate sound and melodic style have earned him a place in the elite professional ranks of contemporary saxophonists.
Andy’s solo recording career dates back to 1994. His breakout release “Ties That Bind” yielded the #1 single “You’ve Changed.”, Still heard regularly on XM/Sirius today, “You’ve Changed” quickly became a Smooth Jazz classic. More recently, Andy’s highly regarded 2011 release “Traveler” forged new stylistic ground. In heavy rotation on XM for more than 18 months (two singles, “Marselle” and “Taking Off”), “Traveler” signaled Andy’s return to the Smooth Jazz foreground. 2013’s the Rhythm provided more radio gold, via “Candy” and “Velvet”, and spent more than a year on the Smooth Jazz charts.
Highly regarded by his peers for his saxophone mastery and passionate performing style, Andy is looking forward to lighting up stages as a featured artist in 2018 and on.
2019 C A L E N D A R
On Tour With CHRIS BOTTI
Apr 11 - 13 Berks Jazz Festival, Reading PA