Andrew Beg is a new and exciting young vocalist on the Toronto music scene. While completing his diploma program in Music Performance & Technology at Metalworks Institute and honing his abilities as a guitarist, singer, and songwriter, he discovered a love of jazz and traditional pop, becoming influenced by the all-time greats like Frank Sinatra, Chet Baker, and Harry Connick Jr.
In 2015, his vibrant and distinct baritone caught the attention of Canadian chanteuse Adi Braun, who became a mentor and live collaborator. His live debut as a jazz vocalist saw him perform a tribute to Sinatra at the prestigious Jazz Bistro in August of that year, backed by renowned pianist David Restivo. He went on to record his debut EP in September-October with Restivo and acclaimed musicians Morgan Childs and Jon Maharaj.
The remainder of the 2010s saw Andrew perform at many private functions for organizations like the Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada, BMO Wealth Management, Bateman MacKay, and Cumberland Private Wealth, among others. Andrew also contributed lead vocals for two successful nights in 2016 at Jazz Bistro as a guest vocalist with the Joe Sealy Quartet, featuring Paul Novotny, Daniel Barnes, and Alison Young. In July 2017, Andrew was an award winner in the Niagara Jazz Festival’s ‘Jazz 4 The Ages Youth Competition’ in the 18-23 age category, and performed at the festival in Simcoe Park, NOL. He continues to perform around the GTA.
Andrew’s repertoire draws from the Great American and Canadian Songbooks. He brings a fresh youthful edge to these classic standards while possessing a maturity that makes his performances reminiscent of that of his influences.
Available for both private and public engagements in a variety of formats, performing with some of the most respected and talented musicians in the country, Andrew can easily be booked to ensure your next event swings above the rest. His goal is to always bring fun, positive energy and a level of class and style to any stage he sings on.
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