New York-born saxophonist Andrew Calhoun moved to New Orleans because he knew that the best musical education he could get would be to throw himself into the culture that is at the heart jazz's birthplace. It’s a culture where music is everywhere, where “learning” means “doing,” and where you cut your teeth by playing with and learning from as many different artists as possible, as often as you can. That’s exactly what Calhoun has done, he is proud to say, and wants to keep on doing.
Calhoun has always had a deep appreciation for the musicians (past and present) that have come out of his adopted hometown. Whether he’s playing with the Heart Attacks, the Big Easy Brawlers, Corey Henry’s Treme Funktet, or working on his own original compositions, Calhoun strives to follow in the footsteps of his New Orleans idols as well as hone his own unique voice.