Guitarist/ Musical Artist Drew Azzinaro has been a staple of the WNY music scene for over a decade. He currently splits his time between being a full time performer in WNY and NYC and being a musical educator. He has been awarded “Best Jazz Guitarist 2016” from the Buffalo Jazz Polls, 3rd best guitarist in WNY from the the WNY music awards in 2014, the “Jazz Buffalo Mention for Best Guitarist 2015” along with many awards for his bands and projects. His bands have been seen opening for many national and international acts such as Gregg Allman, Debbie Davies, Devon Allman ,The BPO, T-Pain etc…Recent performance include NPR’s Tiny Desk tour NYC and some of manhattans most know clubs such Bitter End, Rockwood Hall, Drom, So Far NYC etc… While completing both his associates from NCCC and his Bachelors in Classical guitar studies at Fredonia he was the recipient of many awards and scholarships including Fredonia’s first ever Jazz Scholarship. He teaches guitar for In School Music while doing clinics and seminars at colleges and high schools for their jazz bands and guitar ensembles. When not teaching you can see him performing almost any day in clubs and concert halls around the WNY or NYC area.
…And equally important, the kids have a great time learning from Drew!