Andrew McCarthy

Andrew McCarthy is a native of St. John’s, N.L., and has been an active member of the diverse music scene of his hometown for the past decade as a percussionist, drummer, composer and educator. Andrew’s passion for music has led him down several paths of study, such as completing a bachelor of music at Memorial University, where he majored in percussion performance; two different trips to the Volta region of Ghana, studying traditional Ewe music; and moving to Toronto to study jazz at Humber College. In 2014, Andrew received a MusicNL award for side musician of the year and won the 2019 ECMA for jazz recording of the year with Ouroboros on the album Kitchuses. Regardless of style or venue, Andrew performs with grooving authenticity and exemplifies his love for the art of music in every performance.