Hello and welcome to the exciting website of saxophonist/composer Andrew Vogt. This is also the official home of Drew's Blues Records. Check out the hot new CD "Cats Afoot" we just released. Andrew performs regularly in Colorado with his own groups ZARO, The Twirling Zucchini's and The Andrew Vogt Gypsy Street Trio. He also performs with The Subterranean Jazz Quartet at Ace Gillett's, Pianist Mark Sloniker, The Jonny Mogambo Band, The Just Jazz Quintet, Jerry Weiss, and others.
Andrew also freelances with many other musicians from a variety of musical backgrounds so you never know where you might run into him!
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Meet Andrew Vogt, Freelance Jazz Musician and Local Band Teacher
by Kara Thompson
When he was a kindergartener, one of his favorite albums to select for family dinner music was the Breakfast at Tiffany's soundtrack, featuring music and composition by Henry Mancini. This music, particularly the saxophone parts, inspired him to want to make music a predominant part of his life. Now, Andrew Vogt is a professional freelance saxophonist performing gigs in Fort Collins every week as well as band director at three local schools.
"I always loved music, since I was a little kid. My dad had a good record collection, which I still dig into. My two brothers and I took turns picking dinner music. One album Dad had was Henry Mancini's Breakfast at Tiffany's. It was my favorite. It had great saxophone, and I was hooked when I heard that," he said. "They played jazz and took us to opera. We were exposed to good music early on."
Vogt splits his time during the day as band director at Saint Joseph Catholic School in Fort Collins, Saint John the Evangelist Catholic School in Loveland, and Immanuel Lutheran School in Loveland. He appreciates the the opportunity to be involved in music education and introducing children to instruments.
I've been described by some other musicians as being a chameleon. I play a lot of different styles. – Andrew Vogt