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Andrew W. Bey (born October 28, 1939 in Newark, New Jersey) is a jazz singer and pianist, known for his interpretations of the Great American Songbook.

Career

He worked on a television show, Startime, with Connie Francis and sang for Louis Jordan.He went on to form a trio with sisters Salome Bey and Geraldine Bey (de Haas) called "Andy and The Bey Sisters". They recorded various sides and had 2 albums on Prestige and 1 on RCA. The group parted in 1965. He also did notable work with Horace Silver and Gary Bartz. Later he had an album named Experience And Judgment, which had Indian influences. After that period he returned to hard bop and also did covers of music by non-jazz musicians like Nick Drake. Other albums: Andy Bey and The Bey Sisters, Ballads, Blues & Bey, American Song (2004), Tuesdays In Chinatown, Ain't Necessarily So (2007).

Along with Gary Burton and Fred Hersch, Andy Bey is one of the few openly gay jazz musicians.




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