Andy Calabrese


Besides playing with Prime Time Funk, Andy Calabrese leads his own jazz trio in Rochester, New York. As president of his own music production company, he composes and produces jingles and film soundtracks, recently producing tracks for The Stylistics, Danny and the Juniors, and Jay and the Techniques.  He’s in demand as a sideman as well, having performed with well-known jazz and pop artists such as Chuck Berry, Aretha Franklin, Paul Anka, Chuck Mangione, Pepper Adams,Joe Romano, Sal Nistico, Chet Catallo, Nancy Kelly, Jeff Tyzik, Doc Severinsen,and Kenny Rankin.  He also played the National tour of Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera. Andy studied piano at Shenandoah Conservatory and the Eastman School of Music.  When he’s not gigging, composing or producing, Andy is usually teaching jazz and classical piano.