legendary jazz artist

ERNIE

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.

Feb

14

Andrews

Newport Beach Jazz Party

Valentine's Dinner & Show
February 14, 2016

Marriott Hotel & Spa

900 Newport Center Dr

Newport Beach, California 92660


Tickets & Info 949-759-5003 www.newportbeachjazzparty.com


Ernie will appear with Houston Person, Larry Fuller. Richard Simon, Chuck Redd address is 

jazz.rhythm.blues.art. feel the music.

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