Andy Tweed was born in Northern Ireland and studied clarinet and saxophone at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. He is a particularly versatile musician happily moving between the jazz and classical approach to playing the saxophone.
He was a mainstay of Saxtet for many years appearing on national TV and Radio. As a freelance player he has performed with London Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra as well as jazz orchestras – the Pasadena Roof Orchestra, Ed Leaker’s Swing Machine and the Syd Lawrence Orchestra as well as working on the West End and on touring shows across the country playing all the saxophones, clarinet, bass clarinet and flute. He is a regular member of the Piccadilly Dance Orchestra and Karen Street’s Streetworks and her Tango Band Carismático.
Andy teaches saxophone at Birmingham Conservatoire and Wells Cathedral School. He has given masterclasses, workshops and examined at Royal College of Music, Welsh College of Music & Drama, Leeds College of Music, Chetham’s School of Music, Aldeburgh Young Musicians and various British Saxophone Congresses.