New York based baritone saxophonist, Andrew Gutauskas is emerging as one of the rising forces on the scene. Raised in a musically inclined family, Andrew received his Bachelor of Music from William Paterson University where he studied with Gary Smulyan and James Williams. He then furthered his education by attending the Artist Diploma program at the Juilliard School where he studied with baritone saxophone legend, Joe Temperley.
During his career, Andrew has shared the stage with such artists as Jimmy Heath, Frank Wess, Michael Buble, Carl Allen, Wynton Marsalis, Paul Simon, Antonio Hart, Jon Gordon, Tom Harrell, Steve Wilson, Stefon Harris and many others. In addition to leading his own quintet and trio, Andrew is a member of several groups in New York City including Lucas Pino’s No-Net Nonet, Miho Hazama’s M_Unit Band, Bill Mobley’s big band, Kyle Saulnier’s Awakening Orchestra, Sammy Miller and the Congregation Big Band, Funktion 11, Tim and the Space Cadets, The Skivvies, and frequents Pedro Giraudo’s Jazz Orchestra as well as several other bands in and around New York City.
Andrew has performed at many venues around town including the Blue Note, Birdland, Jazz at Lincoln Centers Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola & Allen Room, Smalls Jazz Club, the Jazz Standard, the Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center, Smoke Jazz Club, Alice Tully Hall, and the Queen Mary 2. He has also performed and given educational workshops around the world at venues in Italy, Costa Rica, Brazil, Canada and Japan. In addition to performing on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, Andrew has made appearances on television with Paul Simon on NBC, with Michael Buble on the Oprah Winfrey Show, and with R&B artist Imani Coppola on the Conan O’Brien Show.
A talented composer and arranger, Andrew has written music for various ensembles ranging from harp and organ duo’s to woodwind quintets and small jazz ensembles to big bands and studio orchestras.
Check out his website: www.andrewgutauskas.com