San Francisco based guitarist André Bush draws inspiration from a wide range of influences in his composing and improvising. Reconciling the seemingly disparate worlds of modern jazz guitar heroes such as Pat Metheny and John Scofield, fusion greats Mahavishnu Orchestra and Weather Report, the European chamber jazz of ECM, bebop, alternative rock and funk, André emerges as a logical extension of all of these traditions, whilst clearly establishing his own voice.
André's second album, Invisible City (Quicksilver) emerged as one of the most critically acclaimed releases of 2000, named "CD of the year" by the Jazz Review, and was added to hundreds of jazz radio stations nationwide, appearing both on CMJ and Gavin jazz charts.
André has performed or recorded with David Leibman, Steve Smith, Paul McCandless, James Genus, Charlie Haden, Tootie Heath, George Cables, Buster Williams, Carl Allen, Andy Narell, Darol Anger, Matt Rollings, Paul Hanson, Jack Perla and many others. He tours frequently with jazz vocalist Jenna Mammina, appearing with her at the Mt. Hood Jazz Festival, San Francisco Jazz Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival, and in clubs around the country. With his own groups, André has performed at the prestigious Vancouver International Jazz Festival and taught throughout the United States and Europe as a guitar clinician. In the world of pop and rock music, André has appeared at the Lilith Fair, on VH1 and MTV and Alice Radio nationwide, and has contributed to many recording projects. André teaches at The Jazzschool in Berkeley, CA and at his home studio. He is also a regular contributor to Guitar Player Magazine and Mel Bay "Guitar Sessions". André is currently writing "Modern Jazz Guitar Styles", a full length book and CD package for Mel Bay Publications, and is planning to release a new studio album in 2002.
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