Seven Questions w/Andrew Atkinson

Andrew performs Thursday June 28 @ Makeda

NBJP:  What musical instrument (that you don’t play) would you like to be able to play?

AA:  I would love to play the piano

NBJP: What’s your favorite non-jazz tune?

AA: Currently “Seven Days” by Sting

NBJP: What is your greatest weakness (personal or professional)?

AA:   Professionally – Impatience for mediocrity 

NBJP: What’s a food you shouldn’t eat, but can’t resist?

AA: Bacon Cheeseburger

NBJP: What’s the worst (non musical) job you ever had?

AA:  I have worked as a musician my whole life. 

NBJP:  What musician influenced you the most…so far?

AA:  Vinnie Colaiuta 

NBJP:  If you could only own one CD/album, what would it be?

AA:  Keith Jarrett Whisper Not

PLUS ONE: When did you know that you wanted to be a professional jazz musician?

AA: When I heard jazz for the first time in middle school after doing classical music only. I heard A Night In Tunisia and I wanted to play the drumset after that! 


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