Andrew Sanchez bridges the gap between American jazz and Western classical music. Sanchez found his passion for composing and conducting at an early age, writing music for a myriad of ensembles. Sanchez has written, performed, and recorded music with top jazz artists such as JD Allen, Bria Skonberg, Matt Wilson, and Melva Houston, while also writing for notable orchestras such as The Piedmont Triad Jazz Orchestra and the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra. Graduating from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Sanchez has studied with top tier jazz musicians and educators Brandon Lee, Steve Haines, John Salmon and Chad Eby. As an Outer Banks native of North Carolina, Andrew Sanchez currently resides in Fayetteville where he serves as the Director of Contemporary Music & Worship Arts at Haymount United Methodist Church and maintains a bustling studio of piano, trumpet, and flute students at the Fayetteville School of Music.