“Andy Herrmann is an amazingly versatile pianist with a lean whiplash touch, nimble pianistic eloquence, and an ever-precise equitable balance between sense and sensibility, rationality and intuition, reflection and spontaneity: simultaneously resolute, clear and graceful”.
He discovered his love of music early on. He improvised on his parents’ piano while still a young child and became an enthusiast of the modern (jazz) sound. As a teenager, he played in a variety of rock, pop, and jazz bands, for which he also composed. While studying the piano at the Swiss Jazz School in Bern, he played in the quartet of legendary saxophonist Robin Kenyatta (USA) and has since accompanied national and international jazz giants – such as Benny Golson (USA, tenorsax), Alex Sipiagin (Rus, trumpet), Zipflo Reinhardt (D, violin), Johannes Enders (D, tenorsax), Jimmy Woode (USA, bass), Debbie ‘Sister’ Sledge (USA, vocals), and many others – live on stage.
After completing a classic composition course at the Freiburg College of Music, he mainly dedicated himself to his piano trio which was nominated for the ‘New German Jazz Prize’ in 2010. The debut album of The Child in Me quartet (which he founded in 2015) rapidly entered the iTunes worldwide bestseller list. He is now a professor at the College of Music in Lucerne.
On his CD “Sincerity” Andy Herrmann presents seven of his latest compositions, which he wrote for guitarist Mike Moreno.
The quartet around the Munich-based pianist with Mike Moreno (guitar), Arne Huber (double bass) and Jochen Rückert (drums) generates an interesting mixture of European-influenced jazz and an international touch from New York.
In his newly constituted trio, the pianist (now resident in Munich) pursues his secret passion – the jazz of the ‘Great American Songbook’.
The trio, with Arne Huber (double bass) and Jorge Rossy (drums), impresses with subtle interplay and celebrated straight-ahead jazz at the highest level of excellence.
In his project, The Child In Me, pianist Andreas Herrmann explores his childish side – demonstrating, yet again, his quality as a composer.
Until now mainly appearing with his trio, which was nominated for the Neuen Deutschen Jazzpreis in 2010, the pianist has now come up with a first-class quartet with Norbert Scholly (guitar), Arne Huber (bass) and Fabian Rösch (drums).