Andy Nevala

Andy Nevala

Andy Nevala


Award winning Pianist/Arranger/Composer Andy Nevala has been recognized by Downbeat Magazine on 9 different occasions, winning Downbeat Music Awards for composition (2002), arranging (2003), and performing/directing (2000, 2000, 2002). He completed a Master of Music in Theory and Composition from UNC in 2000, and completed a Doctorate in Jazz Piano Performance from the University of Colorado, Boulder. 

While at UNC he directed and performed in Combo’s I and II, winning downbeat awards for Outstanding Performance by a College Combo and Best Blues/Pop/Rock Group winner, respectively. At UNC he performed with Conrad Hertwig, Brian Lynch, Louis Bellson, Peter Erskine, and Pete Fountain, as well as opened for Kurt Elling, Russell Malone, Poncho Sanchez and McCoy Tyner. …full bio

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