Associate Professor, Jazz, Drums and Piano
André White is presently employed full-time as an Associate Professor in Jazz Studies at McGill University, where he teaches Jazz History, Jazz Piano, and Jazz Improvisation, and has also served as Jazz Area Chair. André plays both piano and drums, and has appeared with many Canadian and American musicians, both in Montreal and elsewhere. Some of the performers he has accompanied include Benny Carter, Dizzy Gillespie, Jimmy Heath, Benny Golson, Barry Harris, Dave Liebman, Don Thompson, Steve Grossman, Sonny Greenwich, Pepper Adams, Cecil Payne, Junior Cook, Bob Berg, Rob McConnell, Gary Bartz, Craig Handy, Ben Monder, Peter Bernstein and Kevin Dean. André’s trio, with Alec Walkington on bass, and David Laing on drums, has been playing together for over twenty-five years, and has served as rhythm section to many of Montreal’s important bands, including quintets led by Kevin Dean and Reno De Stephano, and the big band of Joe Sullivan. His most recent CD as a drummer, Code White, is available at CD Baby, as is his piano CD, Luck. In addition, White is featured as drummer and composer on the new P. J. Perry CD Ubiquitous, recorded live in Vancouver, on Cellar Live Records.