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Andrew MacKelvie (McKelvey)
Saxophones, reeds
Halifax, NS

Andrew MacKelvie is a saxophone player and improviser who gets to be different types of musicians. His background in improvisation and spontaneous compositions enables him to be a force in many settings. From Rhythm & Blues to Jazz & Roma Rock, his improvisations move the music forward with a strong sense of composition.

Under his own name you'll find works for improvisers, some recordings are completely improvised, others have schemes and themes that provide material. His first record, You'll Come Upon A Mountain, is a collection of improvised pieces for solo saxophone came out September 2014. He also appears on Jerry Granelli's latest, Juno nominated, record What I Hear Now. He is 1/2 the artistic force behind Votive Dance's music and dance ensemble VERGE along with Artistic Director Kathleen Doherty.

You can listen to his new saxophone duo, xxvii, here: iixxvii.bandcamp.com/releases

Andrew plays with:

PANOS (Best Experimental Band - The Coast '14)
Jerry Granelli (Group Jazz Recording - Juno Nominee '16, Best Jazz Musician - The Coast '14)
Roxy & The Underground Soul Sound (Best R&B - The Coast '15, Music Nova Scotia New Artist of the year & Urban Recording of the Year '15)
Transatlantic Zodiac Ensemble
VERGE
The Original Folk Trio
xxvii

andrewmackelvie.bandcamp.com/album/youll-come-upon-a-mountain

www.facebook.com/andrewmackelviesax

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhhZAqFgYTA

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released February 26, 2015

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Andrew MacKelvie (McKelvey) Halifax, Nova Scotia

Andrew MacKelvie is a saxophonist and improvisor in Halifax, NS.

He plays with PANOS, Jerry Granelli, xxvii, and under his own name.

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