Andrew Skepasts is a guitarist and composer based in Vancouver, Canada. He recently graduated from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
About the Artist(s)
Andrew Skepasts is a guitarist and composer based in Vancouver, Canada. He recently graduated from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City. He completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors, studying on scholarship from the university and the BC Arts Council. While in New York, he was able to study with some of the world’s finest musicians, including many he grew up listening to such as Lage Lund, Aaron Parks and Peter Bernstein. These experiences have given Andrew an insight into the music that he could not have gained otherwise, as well as opened him up to different varieties of jazz and styles of music.
This Quartet will be performing Andrew’s original music written throughout his time in New York, as well as debuting some new compositions. Andrew’s writing often features harmonically dense compositions with lyrical folk-like melodies tying the music together. Recently, he has been exploring different rhythmic concepts to open up the music using both metric and non-metric relationships to achieve this. He is honoured to be joined by local musicians Max Huberdeau on piano, Daniel Howard on bass, and Arvind Ramdas on drums.