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Andrew Carney: Bio

ANDREW CARNEY - Trumpet, Piccolo Trumpet and Flugelhorn

Since the age of fifteen, Andrew Carney has been playing trumpet and flugelhorn professionally. He has had the honor of touring with artists such as Brian Setzer and Yve Evans, and has performed with Pink, Aretha Franklin, Andrea Bocelli, Midnight Oil, Johnny Mathis, Brian Setzer, Michael Bolton, Dionne Warwick, Whitney Houston, Peter White, Paul Brown, Chaka Khan, Brenda Russell, the Clayton Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, and Randi Crawford.
Andrew has performed on the television shows American Idol, King of Queens, and the Talk (performing with Andrea Bocelli) as well as motion pictures such as Anchorman 2, Starsky and Hutch, Why Do Fools Fall In Love and George Wallace (starring Angelina Jolie and Gary Sinise). He has performed in the El Centro Jazz Festival in Torino, Italy, The Long Beach Jazz, L.A. Classic Jazz, Orange County Art and Jazz, La Quinta Art & Jazz, and many other festivals throughout the country. He has also been invited to perform with the world famous Pacific Symphony at both the Verizon Amphitheater in Irvine, California as well as the Segerstrom Performing Arts Center in Irvine, California.
You may have unknowingly heard him playing in a television commercial for Google, Pechanga Indian Casino, Nutra Systems, Los Angeles Times, A.M./P.M. Mini Markets, or perhaps even an episode or two of the Saturday morning cartoon, Spiderman.
Composer, songwriter, arranger, educator, and performer, Andrew Carney covers a broad range of music styles. His debut CD entitled, “Home Again” is now accompanied by his latest release, “Playtime”. Andrew is joined on this project by tenor saxophone great Justo Almario, drummer Land Richards, and bassist Alex Al, among many others.


Musician: Trumpet, Flugelhorn 1979 to present
Performed with Aretha Franklin (July 2012)
Performed on American Idol (2012)
Performed with Andrea Bocelli on the CBS show "The Talk" (2012)
Featured soloist on the motion
picture soundtrack for "Arlen Faber", starring Jeff Daniels. (2009)
Performed live on the final episode
of the King of Queens March 2007
Performed with Michael Bolton July 2006
Recorded with Michael Jackson
and the Jacksons for Katrina
relief album. September 2005
Clayton Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
West Coast Jazz Party February 2006
Disneyland February 2000 to present
On Call Musician
Long Beach Jazz Festival August 2000
Performed with Wayne Henderson, Bobby Lyle, Al Williams
Laguna Beach Sawdust and Art A-Fair Festivals 1996 to present
Solo performance with synthesizer accompaniment
Mum’s restaurant, Long Beach 1994 to present
Bobby Haynes Jazz Quartet
Twin Palms restaurant, Pasadena 1994 to present
Andrew Carney Jazz Trio
Diedrich Coffee House, Orange County 1993 to 1994
Solo performance with synthesizer accompaniment
Renaissance Coffee House chain, Orange County 1993 to 1994
Solo performance with synthesizer accompaniment
Yve Evans pianist & vocals 1984 to present
• Centro Jazz Festival, Torino, Italy
• Orange County Art & Jazz Festival
• La Quinta Art & Jazz Festival
• Los Angeles Sweet and Hot Jazz Festival
• Indian Wells Jazz Festival
• Idyllwild Jazz Festival
Other Events, freelance studio trumpeter 1984 to present
• Honda Motor Corporation
• Toyota Motor Corporation
• Infinity Motor Corporation
• Los Angeles Times
• Whitney Houston
• Dionne Warwick
• Chaka Khan
• Randi Crawford (1993)
• Billy Mitchell

• John Bolivar
• Spiderman cartoons
• Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
• AM/PM Mini Markets TV commercial
• Pechanga Casino TV and radio commercial
• Los Angeles Times TV commercial

Movie and Television Sideline work
** The Talk with Andrea Bocelli
• King of Queens
• Extra
• Starsky and Hutch
• Why Do Fools Fall In Love
• George Wallace
• Second Time Around
• Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story

Private Music Instructor 1984 to present

Salsa & Latin Band 1982 - 1985
Ruben Y Su Portofino

TALENT AGENT 2000 - 2003


Began booking various types of entertainment for Rolling Hills Country Club Westin Hotel, Long Beach and individual clients.
Talent Bookings
Bagpipers, flamenco dance troop, mariachi, belly dancers, koto players, banjo players, Polynesian dance revue, strolling violinists and accordionists, various country, pop and jazz bands, Christmas carolers.


California State University, Los Angeles 1984
Bachelor of Arts, Music
• Zack Memorial Scholarship
• Leslie P. Clausen Scholarship
• Dean’s List (1982, 1983, 1984)

Los Angeles City College 1982
Associate of Arts, Music
• Magna cum laude
• Chancellor’s Distinguished Honor Award
• Dean’s List (1981, 1982)