Time & Location
24 mrt 2023 20:00 – 23:00
Rotterdam, Van der Takstraat 102B, 3071 LM Rotterdam
About the event
This duo is based on original compositions of Andrew Moreno and Laura Drion in search of lyricism and the abstract blending together in order to create a musical contrast that gives room to imagination outside of a conventional duo within this line up.
Andrew Moreno (1997) He is a Venezuelan guitarist and composer.
From a very early age he decided to venture into music by his own, delving into the jazz scene in Caracas, which led him to play with different groups in the Venezuelan capital and orchestras such as the Simón Bolívar Big Band Jazz from the Simón Bolivar Conservatorium as a solid member playing all over the country.
At the age of 18 he decides to go to Europe which leads him to perform numerous concerts with a diverse range of musical genres, from jazz, rock, funk, and free improvisation.
After some time making a successful life as a side-man in Europe, he decided to pursue academic studies and
He was admitted to do his bachelor's degree at the Rotterdam Conservatory (Codarts) since 2020
taking classes regularly with musicians like Nelson Veras, Ronald Schmitz and Mark Schilders.
Andrew has played around Venezuela, Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands with artists such as Miles Okazaki, Tineke Postma, Jasper Blom, Benjamin Herman, Joost Patocka, Ernst Glerum, Filipo Deorsola, Marco Luparia, Andrés Briceño, Eric Seva, Jimmy Weinstein, Julian Vaughn, Jesse Schilderink, playing in venues such as Sala Simón Bolívar, De Doelen, Bimhuis, Theather De Vest, Tivoli Vredenburg, Brebl, Batavierhuis, and several festivals such as Injazz (2022), Whats Next (2021), Breda Jazz Festival (2021) Gratchen Jazz Festival (2022) and many others.
Andrew Moreno has also been nominated as a finalist twice in the Erasmus Jazz Prize Competition (2021) in Rotterdam
with his group and with FLIM on the same year as a side man.
Currently working with his group and releasing his first album next year featuring the saxophonist Tineke Postma, and as well playing with several bands from the Netherlands improvised music scene.