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Andrew Noakes

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Trombonist, composer, arranger, radio host, vinyl enthusiast and avid cyclist (yep, one of “those”). Recently relocated to Toronto from Calgary, he is a very active member in the Canadian music scene. Having performed, most notably, with Broken Social Scene, Baronelk, The Calgary Creative Arts Ensemble, The Kitchen Orkestra, The Prime Time Big Band, and the Lower Ossington Theatre Company, Andrew is seen as a unique voice on the trombone. He is a versatile and enthusiastic performer, who has been a driving source behind the success of many projects.

As composer and arranger, Andrew is in the beginning stages of putting out an EP of original material performed by a sextet – featuring musicians he has met at the Humber College music degree program, of which he is in the final stages of obtaining the degree. These songs will feature music and words that draw on the experiences he has seen over the years, focusing on the emotions tied with moving to a new city.

In addition, Andrew has been a programmer, Funding Drive Coordinator, production savant, cultural advocate and volunteer at CJSW 90.9 FM in Calgary for a number of years, working to help create a sense of community within our suburban society. Garnering knowledge of the many facets of the music industry, which easily apply to the success of a musician. He was a pivotal park of the success of what is being dubbed as “the most successful Funding Drive in Canadian radio history.” The week-long 2013 CJSW Funding Drive saw over $230 000 in donations by the public to the station. This will bring the ability to do see many more projects into fruition, affecting the city of Calgary in ways not previously thought possible.

However, most of the time he is found listening to or creating music and drinking beer, usually IPA’s… or wheat bears… or stouts… How about we stick with just stick with the blanket term of “beer.”

  • Work
    • Musician
  • Education
    • Bachelor of Music - Humber College