Born in the historic Tremé neighborhood Glen and his older brother, Derrick Tabb of the Rebirth Brass Band, along with their younger cousin Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, soaked up life’s musical lessons by learning the history of the brass band tradition from iconic figures like Tuba Fats. Andrews says. “Jesus was born in a manger, I was born in a second line.” He was blowing a joyful noise by the time he was 12 and practiced his musicianship and showmanship with the city’s most energetic brass bands, from New Birth and L’il Rascals to ReBirth and Tremé.
That presence and sweetness have long endeared Andrews to audiences at his regular gigs at such New Orleans clubs as DBA and Three Muses.
In recent years he began making waves as a headliner at the world’s biggest block party – the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, as well as many other festivals and legendary clubs around the US, including The Lincoln Center, Voodoo Music Experience, Chicago Folk and Roots Festival, Houston International Festival, Joe’s Pub, House of Blues Nola, Tipitina’s, American Jazz Museum KC.
“Glen is one of the giant talents of New Orleans music”
- Quint Davis, Producer, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
“Onstage and off, electrifying club audiences and street scenes, speaking his mind at civic rallies, Glen David Andrews perhaps best embodies what David Simon, creator of the HBO series Treme meant when he said, ‘Culture is what brought New Orleans back.’”
- Larry Blumenfeld,The Wall Street Journal
Acrylic on canvas
36" x 48"
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I call my art "Composing with Color". Everyone hears music differently. The way we perceive art is shaped by our taste and by emotions, situations and personalities. My canvas is the manuscript on which the notes are painted. I have attempted to have music take on physical colors as it travels through air. My ideal vision would be to create a world in colors as Thelonious Monk created a world of sound.
I am a graduate of The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA. I have had solo exhibitions in New Orleans, Los Angeles, Miami and Frankfurt, Germany. I have received a grant from the prestigious Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the Artist Fellowship Inc, New York, NY.
George McClements is a New Orleans artist living and working in the Bywater neighborhood.
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