Andrew Marzotto Quartet
- June 27, 2023
- 4:30 pm
- TD Village Stage
Presented by the Toronto Arts Foundation as part of the Emerging Jazz Artist Award celebrations
Andrew’s interest in music began at an early age, with a curiosity about Mozart and Beethoven. At around the age of nine, he wanted to be part of his older brother’s garage band, so he picked up the guitar and they participated in local festivals, shows and ‘Battle of the Bands’ events.
While attending a performing arts high school, Andrew discovered jazz and fell in love with it. He was very fortunate to be a part of the Jazz FM Youth Big Band, which introduced him to other like-minded teens. At the suggestion of Anthony Fung, Toronto drummer extraordinaire, he auditioned for the Berklee Summer Jazz Workshop with Terri Lyne Carrington. This eventually led to him being accepted as an undergrad.
After graduating from Berklee in 2016 with a full scholarship, Andrew became involved in the Toronto music scene, accompanying world-class artists and vocalists such as Justin Nozuka, Joanna Majoko, Dayna Stephens, Andrew McAnsh and Jesse Ryan, to name a few. With Justin Nozuka, he had the opportunity to tour extensively throughout Europe, the United States and Canada.
Andrew is continually learning new musical ideas and concepts; sharing them with others is his passion. He has honed his teaching methods and has developed a strong group of students from Toronto and around the world. Recently, Andrew has accepted a teaching position at the prestigious Humber College. As a session musician, Andrew has contributed to many albums, ranging from award-winning rap to cutting edge modern jazz.
With the help of his 2022 Toronto Arts Foundation Emerging Jazz Artist Award, he is recording an album featuring original compositions to be released later this year.andrew-marzotto.com