Andre Canniere is an acclaimed trumpet player, composer and educator currently based in London. Originally from rural Pennsylvania (USA), Canniere spent the first five years of his career in New York City where he worked with artists such as Maria Schneider, Becca Stevens, Donny McCaslin, Kate McGarry, Ingrid Jensen and Darcy James Argue. He has toured widely throughout the United States and Europe with performances at Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Barbican, Birdland, the London Jazz Festival, The Hague Jazz Festival and the Rochester International Jazz Festival.
Since his arrival in the UK, Canniereâ€™s profile has been steadily rising, both as a solo artist and a collaborator. In 2012 Canniere released his critically acclaimed debut Forward Space on Whirlwind Recordings (â€œthe new label of the momentâ€ â€“ BBC Radio 2) which Jazzwise Magazine hailed as â€œone of the best recordings in a long timeâ€ and listed as one of their â€˜Best Albums of 2012â€™. The following year Canniere released Coalescence, his second Whirlwind album which was equally lauded by the press and firmly established Canniere as â€œone of the most compelling artists on the current London jazz sceneâ€ (The Scotsman).