Andrew Baldwin is a freelance percussionist based out of Chicago. He received his M.M. in percussion performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he studied classical, Afro-Brazilian (Maracatu, Reggae, Pagode, and Rio), Afro-Cuban, and West African music. In addition to his percussion, he is an avid jazz composer and performer, having had his music gaining notoriety at venues such as the Eau Claire and Elmhurst Jazz Festivals.
Andrew has had the pleasure to play alongside Ohio jazz violinist Christian Howes, Las Vegas jazz vibraphonist Christian Tambour, Roy “Futureman” Wooten, Sō Percussion, and Anita Gonzalez and Joel Valentin-Martinez for the Northwestern performance of the dance work, “Living Lakes”. His playing can also be heard on the soundtracks for the films “Brawl in Cell Block 99” and “Dragged Across Concrete”
Andrew joined Chicago Percussion Lessons in March, 2019.