Darryl Andrews

Darryl Andrews is a South African jazz guitarist, composer, arranger and conductor. He has a BMus (Hon) degree from the University of Cape Town. He worked as a musical director/conductor at the SABC for four years, and has composed a body of jazz works that were later performed by acclaimed concert group "MJ9". Since 1977, he has directed the Darryl Andrews Big Band which is a 13-piece powerhouse Latin ensemble of some of the country’s hottest young and established jazz talents. He has arranged and conducted music for many singers, musicals and concerts at venues such as the Baxter Theatre and the Nico in Cape Town.

In February 1993 he conducted the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra in an hour-long programme of original works. During the past 15 years Darryl Andrews has performed regularly at jazz clubs throughout South Africa. He accepted a full-time post as lecturer in jazz at UCT in 1994 and is presently pursuing a doctorate in music composition and is active in performance and arranging in Cape Town.

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