Andrew Saragossi

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Andrew Saragossi is a Brisbane based saxophonist and multi-intrumentalist who is passionate about originality and consistently pushes the boundaries of the traditional notions of jazz.

Andrew is one third of contemporary jazz/prog-rock trio Milton Man Gogh (with Zac Sakrewski & Benjamin Shannon) who were one of three finalists for the Young Australian Jazz Artist of the Year award at the 2018 Australian Jazz Awards (“The Bells”).  The group also received a highly commended award for their debut album “Stress to Impress” at the 2018 Queensland Music Awards in the jazz category and their debut single “Fork (in a World of Soup)” was voted #75 on the 4zzz Hot 100 of 2017 (the only instrumental track to make the list).

Andrew is also a member of original music projects such as George Cauldron, Jive Canyon, Brisbane Conduction Orchestra, Concocted Consciousness, Martin Kay’s Forage, Saragossi/Svoboda and Matt’s Mates all of which have released or will be releasing new work in 2018.  Andrew is also involved with the Stairwell Project – Music in Hospitals initiative championed by Peter Breen from Jugglers Art Space.

In 2018 Andrew launched a new record label and concert series called SuperSonic which actively promotes and strives to build upon the community and culture of original, experimental and improvised music in Brisbane.

Andrew is a graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music (2011) and will commence his Master of Music studies at Conservatorium Maastricht in the Netherlands in September 2018.  Andrew has also completed study in the field of Law at the University of Queensland (2015).

In his career so far Andrew has had the pleasure of performing with the likes of, Randy Brecker (USA), Gordon Goodwin (USA), Vincent Gardiner (USA), Christian Means Svendsen (NOR), Franz Hautzinger (AUT), Isabella Duthoit (FRA), Tom Berlinson, Kristin Berardi, Erik Griswold, Toby Wren, Rafael Karlen and Steve Barry to name an eclectic few.

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