The show where we uncover the stories, processes, and worldviews behind NYC’s most artful and creative musicians.

Today's Guest: Andy Clausen is a New York-based trombonist, composer, producer, and educator. A graduate of The Juilliard School, Andy has served as principal conductor and Artistic Director for Jazz at New York Youth Symphony since 2016.

As a composer, Andy has worked in a variety of formats, from orchestral and large ensemble commissions, to classical and jazz chamber music projects, as well as numerous film, television, and media productions.

An in-demand collaborator across genres, he has performed or recorded a diverse range of artists including: Common, Fleet Foxes, Big Thief, Feist, A$AP Ferg, Paul Banks, Vieux Farka Touré, Wynton Marsalis, Ron Carter, Benny Golson, Frank Wess, Gerald Wilson, Bill Frisell, Kurt Elling, Joe Lovano, Theo Bleckmann, Kate Davis, Celisse Henderson, Haley Heynderickx, Nico Muhly, Maria Schneider, Dave Douglas, Wayne Horvitz, John Zorn, and The American Brass Quintet.

Find him at and @aclausent

Your hosts: Austin Zhang -

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