Private Lessons: Saxophone, Flute, Music theory, Improvisation & Music Arranging
Group Classes: Wind Ensemble
Teaching Location/s: Northville
Teaching Schedule: Mon, Wed, & Sat
Bio: Andy Murfield is a saxophonist, doubler, arranger, and band leader that grew up in Northern Indiana, and studied at Western Michigan University. Andy performed in WMU’s esteemed Jazz studies program from 2010-2015. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Music with a focus in jazz.
In addition to teaching in the Metro Detroit area, he currently leads his own 15-piece funk band, ‘Crime Funk’. He also performs saxophone in the Kalamazoo based band, ‘The Real Fantastics, the Indiana based band, ‘Rekt’, and plays sax and bass guitar in the Metro Detroit band, ‘J2C’.
While at WMU, Andy had the opportunity to play with the Western MIchigan University Jazz Orchestra, playing with artists, i.e. Randy Brecker and Miguel Zenon. As a freelancer, he has performed with groups, ‘Ultraviolet Hippopotamus’, the ‘Rick Holland Big Band’, ‘Earphorik’, and the ‘Nashon Holloway Band’, to name some.
Primary Teachers: James Ator, Trent Kynaston, Farrell Vernon, Andrew Rathbun, Scott Cowan, Jeremy Siskind
Education: Western Michigan University ’15- Jazz Performance/Saxophone. Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne 2012-13- Saxophone Performance
Awards: Louis Armstrong Jazz Award, Dekalb High School, 2010
Performance Links: Ultra Nostalgia, Chameleon & Gonna Fly Now, The Real Fantastics :: Showcase Video 2019, Earphorik w/ Jake Cinninger – “Andy’s Last Beer” – Summer Camp Music Festival 2016, Spooky performed by J2C at Stingers in Wixom, MI on 12-14-2018,