Andrew Malloy has lived in Los Angeles for over twenty five years. He is a New Hampshire native and attended the University of Massachusetts where he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Music Education degree. He continued his education at The Juilliard School where he received a Master of Music in Performance. After living and working in New York City he relocated to Los Angeles where he now works as an active freelance musician. He performs as a regular member of the Pasadena, Santa Barbara and New West Symphonies and The Crown City Brass Quintet. In addition, he works with most of the leading musical organizations in the Los Angeles area. These include the Los Angeles Philharmonic, LA Opera and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra as well as the Long Beach Symphony, Pacific Symphony, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival. He teaches trombone at Cal State University – Northridge and Pepperdine University and is active in the area as a solo recitalist. He recently commissioned and premiered Sonata for Trombone and Piano by Stanley Friedman, Fantasy by Lincoln Hanks and Dozeandeeze by Jim Self in a series of three solo recitals in Los Angeles. He has completed work on a solo album, BEST OF FRIENDS, including these new works and other works never recorded. In the recording field, Mr. Malloy plays regularly for many well known film composers and has played on hundreds of film soundtracks. In 2005 he has played a joint recital with Alex Iles at Cal State, Northridge and with organist Nancy Ackerman in Williamsport, PA. As a member of the Crown City Brass Quintet he has performed on recital series in Pacific Palisades and Palos Verde. In June the quintet performed and recorded Shadowcatcher as guest artists with composer Eric Ewazen at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, as part of the Ojai Festival and in concert in Westport, NY. Mr. Malloy also participated in the programs of the Martha's Vineyard Chamber Music Festival and the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival.
Andrew Malloy has released his first solo CD "Best of Friends". Malloy is a professional trombonist living in Los Angeles. He works in studio orchestras and can be heard each year on many movie soundtracks. He also performs in several Los Angeles area orchestras. "Best of Friends" features new works for trombone and piano commissioned by Malloy from composers Stanley Friedman, Jim Self and Lincoln Hanks. It also includes the first recording of John Stevens' "Sonata for Trombone and Piano" as well unpublished works by Jack Hayes and Robert Marsteller. Mr. Malloy is joined in the recording by piano accompanist Junko Ueno Garrett, a Kawai artist. The project was recorded by Herbert (Sonny) Ausman, a trombonist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The CD is available for purchase at www.hickeys.com and www.tapmusic.com.
The commissioning and recording of these works represents the achievement of a longtime goal for Mr. Malloy. As a performer and teacher he has always tried to find interesting new works written for trombone. Finally he decided to take the initiative and have music written for him.
Malloy: "Coming up with a title for this CD was probably the easiest part of the project. I have always considered it a great gift to be able to earn a living as a musician. That alone would be enough for me, but the thrill of such an opportunity is enhanced by the privilege of working with a large group of superb musicians who have also become very close friends. It is very important that each of these works, which now become available to all trombonists, has a very personal connection for me".
This project is the first of at least two CDs featuring new works. Malloy is currently awaiting the completion of commissions from Adrienne Albert, Bill Cunliffe, Ken Kugler, Bill Reichenbach, Craig Russell and John Steinmetz. As is the case with the pieces heard on "Best of Friends," these new works will be recorded after world premiere performances in the Los Angeles area.
For more details about Andrew Malloy and the new works on this recording please visit www.andrewmalloy.com
Jack Hayes Fantasy
John Stevens Sonata for Trombone and Piano
Jim Self Dozeandeeze
Stanley Friedman Sonata for Trombone and Piano
N. Lincoln Hanks Fantasy
J.S. Bach/Marsteller Preludio and Fuga IV for five trombones