Andy Emler



Andy Emler, composer, pianist, a catalyst of enthusiasm, initiator of collaborations, arranger, a lover of improvisation, is a man of invention. After taking composition, harmony, counterpoint and fugue courses (Prize in counterpoint 1981 – variation for organ in the style of J.S. Bach and an orchestration class under Marius Constant – at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris) and Saturday night dances (rock, pop), he embarked on a variety of musical adventures with such notable musicians as : Antoine Hervé, Michel Portal, François Jeanneau, Woody Shaw, Trilok Gurtu…

Beginning in late 2009, Andy Emler has given performances on pipe/church organ, playing both original compositions and improvisations, which in July 2010 led to an appearance at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, at Saint-Sauveur cathedral with  Guillaume Orti (saxophone) and kora player Ballaké Sissoko…

Tags Organ & Jazz, Crossover