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About Ernie

Ernie Andrews has managed to be both popular and underrated throughout his lengthy career. After his family moved to Los Angeles, he sang in a church choir, and while still attending high school had a few hits for the G&G label. Billy Eckstine and Al Hibbler were early influences and, after reaching maturity, Andrews was somewhat in the shadow of Joe Williams (who has a similar style). Andrewsrecorded for Aladdin, Columbia, and London in the late '40s, spent six years singing with the Harry James Orchestra, and cut a couple of big band dates for GNP/Crescendo during 1958-1959. Despite his unchanging style, Andrews was mostly in obscurity during the 1960s and '70s, just making a couple of albums for Dot during 1965-1966. A 1980 Discovery date found him in excellent form, and in the '80s, he was rediscovered. Andrews recorded with the Capp/Pierce Juggernaut, Gene Harris' Superband, Jay McShann, and with the Harper Brothers, in addition to making a few sets in the 1990s for Muse, and later High Note. He is also prominent in the documentary Blues for Central Avenue.



Thursday, October 13, 2016 @ 8pm

The Jazz Bakery

John Clayton / Eric Reed
Exploring Negro Spirituals

Plus Vocal Mastery of  Ernie Andrews

Nate Holden Performing Arts Center
4718 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90016
Contact: (800) 838-838-3006 ext. 1

$30 / Student $20

Web: http://jazzbakery.org

Saturday, November 19, 2016
Details Coming Soon
Kansas City

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