Andrew DeNicola is a jazz/film composer, and multi-instrumentalist based in the New York Metro Area. Originally from Stamford Connecticut, his musical journey began in 4th grade when he picked up the alto saxophone. By high school Andrew was writing music, playing gigs in CT and New York City, taking private lessons, and attending a magnets arts program called Regional Center for the Arts.
This all lead up to Andrew receiving a performance/composition scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston MA. At Berklee Andrew spent 4 years honing his craft with veteran jazz musicians/composers that included Bill Pierce, George Garzone, Greg Hopkins, Ayn Inserto, and many more. Andrew graduated Berklee in 2017 with a degree in Jazz Composition/Performance.
Since graduating from Berklee Andrew moved to NYC and released an album entitled “The Life of an Aquarius”. The album features 5 original compositions with 14 professional musicians. After the release of the album Andrew started a group to play his original music around the city called “Andrew DeNicola & the New Generation”. The group has played at venues around the city such as Silvana, Rockwood Music Hall, Williamsburg Music Center, The Delancey, The Shapeshifter Lab, and Pianos.
Andrew as a film composer has co-written soundtrack music with his brother Matthew DeNicola for companies such as Coinspice, Pacific Legal Foundation, and Reason. In addition, Andrew and his brother scored a documentary series about blockchain investments entitled “Rizqi Presents Blockchain”.
Through composing and performing, Andrew gains a deeper understanding of the creative process and is able to use these mediums as a vehicle for his own self expression.