Andrew Danforth

Indianapolis, Indiana

Indiana University- BM Trombone Performance, 2017-2020
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign- MM Jazz Studies, 2020-2022

Michael Molloy Chair

A native Hoosier, Andrew Danforth was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is a recent graduate of Indiana University and University of Illinois. As the jazz fellow at Illinois, Andrew was a finalist in the 2022 National Solo Jazz Trombone Competition. While maintaining a busy schedule as a jazz/commercial musician, Andrew is an avid tennis player and lover of all sports.

What is something interesting that people may not know about you?
I won my middle school geography bee in 7th grade.

Name three of your favorite composers:
Rahsaan Roland Kirk; Heitor Villa-Lobos; Billy Corgan

When taking a break from music-making, what is your favorite thing to do?
Tennis, basketball, watching movies

What are you most looking forward to this summer with the NRO?
I’m looking forward to another fun summer playing music and enjoying the beautiful scenery with new friends in Breckenridge!