Master of Music, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2014

Primary Instructors: Conrad Herwig, Ralph Bowen, Bill O’Connell, Kenny Davis

Bachelor of Music, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2006

Primary Instructor: Mike Kris, James Ketch, Stephen Anderson



Teaching Assistantship at Rutgers University, 2012-2014

Fred and Gail Fearing Jazz Excellence Award, 2006

Ron and Marilyn Toelle Jazz Education Award, 2005

Kay Kaiser Undergraduate Jazz Scholarship, 2005


Teaching Experience

Private Teaching Studio, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Euphonium, French Horn, 2004-present

Director/Professor, Charanga Carolina Ensemble at UNC Chapel Hill, 2011-2012, 2014-2015

Director/Professor, Chamber Jazz Ensemble at Rutgers University, 2014

Masterclass Instructor, “Elements of Salsa Music” at Rutgers University, 2014

Professor, “Survey of Jazz Styles” Undergraduate Course at Rutgers University, 2013

Brass Instructor, Cary School of Music, 2006-2012

Teaching Residency at Cary Academy with Orquesta GarDel, 2011

cARTwheels Educational Tour with John Brown Big Band, 2013, 2010, 2009

Brass Instructor, Grey Culbreth Middle School after-school program, 2008-2010

Performing Experience

Professional Trombonist and Bassist having performed nationally with numerous classical and jazz ensembles, pop, reggae, funk, and show bands, salsa groups, and other performing arts organizations, 2000-present

Co-Director/Arranger/Trombone in Orquesta GarDel, a 13-piece salsa ensemble based in Durham, NC, 2007-present

Lead Trombone with the John Brown Jazz Orchestra including performances with Jon Faddis and Terrance Blanchard, 2008-present

Electric Bassist for the Guillo Carias Trio, a Latin-jazz group with a focus on the Latin-American musical canon and the American Songbook, 2009-present

Trombone for Who’s Bad, The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band, including several national tours, 2011, 2008

Performed with the Will Mac Sextet featuring Ralph Bowen, 2014

Performed with Franki Valli at Memorial Hall in Raleigh, NC, 2009

Performed with The Temptations at Cary Embassy Suites in Cary, NC, 2008

Performed with Tito Gomez and Freddie Morales in North Carolina, 2005

Discography (Title, Group, Label, Year)

Let’s Get Busy, Tim Smith Band, (Timmytoo Music/Raska Records) 2014

Story, Ryan Saranich, 2013

Gardens, The Beast + Big Band, 2013

Christmas, Nnenna Freelon and the John Brown Big Band, (Brown Boulevard Records) 2013

ManMade, ZO!, (+FE Records) 2013

Just Visiting Three, ZO! (+FE Records) 2011

Lo Que Tu Querias, Orquesta GarDel, 2011

Read Me Out Loud, Lizzy Ross Band, 2011

Sunstorm, ZO!, (+FE Records) 2010

Silence Fiction, The Beast, 2009

Autumn Leaves, Sajaso, 2009

Dust Bowl Lover, The Gravy Boys, 2009

Belly, The Beast, 2008

We’ve Had Some Troubles, Randy Whitt, 2005

Danzon Con Salsa, Charanga Carolina, 2005

From One To Another, UNC Jazz Big Band and UNC Jazz Combos, 2005


Click on the link below for a downloadable version.

Andrew Kleindienst CV – 2014



%d bloggers like this:
Proudly powered by WordPress & MusicPress