Duane Andrews

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Duane Andrews
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Duane Andrews performing at the 2007 Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival
Background information
Born 1972 (age 44–45)
Carbonear, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Genres Gypsy jazz, ioots, instrumental
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar
Website duaneandrews.ca

Duane Andrews (born November 30, 1972 in Carbonear) is a Canadian guitarist. He combines traditional Newfoundland folk music with Manouche gypsy jazz similar to the way that gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt infused jazz with Gypsy melody. He is also a composer for film and television.


Born in Carbonear, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada Andrews grew up exposed to the island’s mélange of cultural influences – a mix of English, French, Irish, Scottish, Spanish and Portuguese - and his development as a guitarist reflects that. After graduating from the Jazz Studies program at St. Francis Xavier University with honours, Andrews spent several years studying contemporary music composition at the Conservatoire de Paris and at the Conservatoire National de Region in Marseille, France.[1]

It was during his time in France that Reinhardt's music had a profound impact on Andrews. Upon returning to his home province of Newfoundland and Labrador, he began combining traditional Newfoundland music with Reinhardt's style and his own original compositions. This work resulted in the 2004 release of his debut solo CD, titled Duane Andrews, the 2006 release of the multiple award-winning[citation needed] Crocus, the 2008 release Raindrops which features a collaboration with the Atlantic String Quartet and two albums in collaboration with Cape Breton master fiddler Dwayne Côté, Dwayne Côté and Duane Andrews (2010) and The Empress (2012).[2] His most recent collaboration is with bluegrass guitarist and singer-songwriter Craig Young with whom he has released 'Charlie's Boogie' (2013).[3]


  • The Scope
    • 2009 Best Musician
  • The Atlantic Film Festival
    • 2009 Best Original Score for Crackie
  • ECMA Awards
    • 2011 Instrumental and Jazz Album of the Year (with Dwayne Côté)
    • 2009 Instrumental Album Of The Year
    • 2007 Jazz Album of the Year Award
    • 2006 Instrumental Album of the Year Award
    • 2005 Jazz Album of the Year Award
  • USA Songwriting Competition
    • 2007 Jazz Category Award
  • The Independent Music Awards
    • 2011 Instrumental Album Award (with Dwayne Côté)
    • 2009 Jazz Album and Jazz Song Nominee
    • 2008 Jazz Single and Album Category Nominee
    • 2006 Jazz Album Award
  • MusicNL
    • 2012 Jazz Album of the Year Award (with Dwayne Côté)
    • 2010 Instrumental Album Award (with Dwayne Côté)
    • 2008 Male Artist, Album, SOCAN Songwriter, Jazz Album of the Year
    • 2006 Jazz/Blues Artist of the Year
    • 2004 Jazz/Blues Artist of the Year
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council
    • 2006 Emerging Artist of the Year
  • Mid-Atlantic Song Contest
    • 2008 Instrumental Category


  • 2004: Self Titled
  • 2006: Crocus[4]
  • 2008: Raindrops
  • 2010: Dwayne Côté and Duane Andrews
  • 2012: The Empress
  • 2013: Charlie's Boogie


  • 2000: Maudit Gamin
  • 2003: Slick-O-Teen
  • 2004: Hospital City
  • 2004: Political Theatre
  • 2006: Rabbittown
  • 2006: Diamonds in a Bucket
  • 2007: Ahead of the Curve
  • 2008: Spoiled
  • 2009: Playing the Machines
  • 2009: Quiet at Dawn
  • 2009: The Magnificent Molly McBride
  • 2009: Crackie
  • 2010: Where did I Put My Memory?
  • 2010: Gordon Pinsent - Still Rowdy After All These Years
  • 2011: In the Same Boat (Best Documentary Award - Silver Wave Film Festival)
  • 2011: La Tapisserie du French Shore
  • 2011: Life Below Zero
  • 2012: Two Square Feet
  • 2012: The Pamplemousse
  • 2012: Daughter


  1. ^ "CBC Radio3 Profile". CBC Radio 3. October 2004. Archived from the original on 2010-07-13. Retrieved 2010-11-02. 
  2. ^ Duane, Dwayne (November 2007). "Dwayne and Duane Official Site". Dwayne and Duane. Retrieved 2010-08-13. 
  3. ^ Craig, Duane (November 2013). "Duane Andrews and Craig Young Official Site". Duane Andrews and Craig Young. Retrieved 2013-11-03. 
  4. ^ Moll, Michael (November 2007). "FolkWorld CD Reviews". FolkWorld. Retrieved 2010-08-13. 

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