KJAZZ Radio welcomes Andrew Saxman Dixon an extremely talented musician with 7 CD’s to his credit. He has toured New Zealand and Internationally as part of The Nairobi Trio and also guests with the Lazyboyz – though mainly features in the Blues Brothers Tribute version of the band. Over the last few years, Andrew has developed a solo act which has been well received where ever he has performed. Andrew sings and plays soprano, alto and tenor Saxes. He uses a laptop for playing backings and a full PA – although he also has a smaller portable battery powered system. His repertoire is a mixture of easy listening, jazz, blues and light rock. As well as live entertainment, Andrew can DJ as well. Andrew has played many weddings, corporate functions, parties, pubs, jazz festivals and even markets. His solo act is ideally suited for those occasions where affordable yet classy entertainment is required.Andrew is an extremely talented musician with 7 CD’s to his credit.
For 11 yearsAndrew ran his own music school based in a commercial property in Glen Eden, Auckland. I taught on average 30 music students per week on instruments including saxophone, piano, flute, drums, guitar, trumpet, bass and clarinet. Lessons included music theory and improvisation techniques. During the same period I ran audio engineering classes. These classes included the use of Digidesign Pro Tools, microphone theory and use, editing, automating and mixing, the use of plug-ins and the use and integration of outboard effects units. Part of my curriculum involved human factors and how to deal with clients and businesses in an effective manner. During this time I created a publication designed to help musicians and prospective engineers get to grips with the recording environment. This publication was sold at local music stores and proved very popular.