Andrew Jacob Vasquez is a Native American flute player of the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma. He has released four albums to date, Vasquez, the award-winning Wind River, V3: An American Indian, and Togo, all released by Makoché Records.
Vasquez is Kiowa Apache. His career in entertainment began as a solo Northern Style Traditional dancer with the New York-based American Indian Dance Theater from 1986 to 1991. While on tour, he made a trade for his first flute, and became interested in the instrument. He began to play and was soon creating original compositions.
Awards and nominations
- Various pow-wow and dance titles
- Best Contemporary Native American Album of the Year and Best Album Cover at the 1998 NAV Music Awards for Wind River
- Wind River was also a finalist in the Association for Independent Music (AFIM) 1998 Indie Awards
- Nominated for the 1998 Native American Music Awards (NAMA) Songwriter of the Year and Best Flutist of the Year awards
- Runner-up for 1998's Best Native American Music award from The Coalition of Visionary Retailers (COVR) for Wind River
- Flutist of the Year and Best Male Artist by NAMA in 1999
- Nominated for Best New Age Recording for V3: An American Indian by NAMA in 1999
- Wind River review Retrieved December 13, 2010
- Andrew Velasquez Archived October 7, 2010, at the Wayback Machine Retrieved December 13, 2010
- "Previous Award Winners" Native American Music Awards, official website. Retrieved December 13, 2010
- Megan Romer, "2006 Native American Music Awards" About.com (Apr 17, 2007) Retrieved December 13, 2010
- "Andrew Vasquez: An American Indian" Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved December 13, 2010