Bio

Andrew Kobus is a guitarist, composer and teacher originally from Toronto. As a versatile musician, Andrew has had the opportunity to play in numerous different groups and in a myriad of different styles. He has also had the privilege to perform at many prominent clubs and venues across Toronto, Montreal and the U.S.

In 2007, Andrew chose to pursue a Bachelor of Music from the prestigious Contemporary Music program at Humber College where he learned under many of the most celebrated musicians in Canada. Some notable teachers included: Pat LaBarbera, Don Thompson, Ted Quinlan and Mark Kelso, to name a few. Some notable clinicians included: Chris Potter, Kenny Wheeler, Dave Holland and Adam Rogers. Andrew graduated with Honours in 2011.

As an educator, Andrew spent four years as an assistant teacher within the Rosedale Heights School of the Arts music program. He also taught private guitar and bass lessons at The Ontario College of Percussion and Music.

Andrew is now based in Montreal where he is quickly gaining recogition as a versatile and exciting guitarist. Currently, Andrew is playing and performing with his old-time/bluegrass outfit – ‘The All-Day Breakfast Stringband’, Russian/Balkan-beat/pop/rock group “Magical Crimea”, “Denny’s Dixielan Clan” as well as a jazz trio and quartet. On top of this, he volunteers with the Contemporary Music Society of Quebec and teaches privately at the Quebec Conservatory of Music (Laval) and the West Island Conservatory of Music.

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