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.



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#Thecrescentcityconnection #themusicshed

During time off from touring with The Hot 8 Brass Band and performing with other bands, Calhoun periodically hosts live music sessions from The Music Shed Studios, located in New Orleans.  #THECRESCENTCITYCONNECTION is a multi-media project conceived by Calhoun with a goal of combining pre-composed and improvised musical ideas with collections of dynamic film and footage.  The footage shown serves to inspire and optimize the atmosphere for musicians; similar to live film scoring with less of an emphasis on precomposition and more on improvisation and form.  Each session features a rotating group of various musicians from the New Orleans community arranging, composing and performing songs while under Calhoun's direction.  Performances are broadcasted and shared live via Facebook, Instagram and Periscope.  For video from the last live session of #THECRESCENTCITYCONNECTION click on the image above.  Be on the lookout for the next live studio session from The Music Shed later in AUgust!

France24 snippet

Our friend Richelle Harrison-Plesse of France24 television stopped by for a visit at The New Morning between soundchecks to ask me a few questions regarding songs and the moods they inspire within.  Looking for a song that will lift your spirits?  Click the link to check out the interview...

'on the spot' CD release show

As we approach the final stretch of our "On The Spot" tour, we're inviting our family and friends in surrounding areas to join us for our massive June 10th record release event at the House of Blues in New Orleans, LA featuring Keedy Black and DJ Soul Sister.

For tickets, visit or contact Drew Calhoun via Facebook for special deals on tickets!


RadioNova & FIP

While promoting our new album in Paris this past May, The Hot 8 Brass Band visited Radio Nova and FIP studios to speak with hosts regarding the band's story, history, upcoming schedule as well as this past year's adventures and our two upcoming shows at The New Morning in St. Denis.  Listen to both shows below...


music that speaks to...

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Click the link below and read up on our short sit down with Justin Turford of Truth and Lies Music and talks tunes; songs that inspire and influence Drew Calhoun

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Corey Henry & Treme Funktet at Tipitina's (10.7.16)