Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians
Lamb, Andrew, tenor saxophone, flute, woodwinds, composer, author, b. Ingold, North Carolina, 26 August 1958. His mother, vocalist Ercelle Lamb, was born May 6, 1935 in Ingold, North Carolina. She died on October 15, 1994. Moved with mother to Brooklyn, N. Y. in 1961, and grew up predominately in the South Jamaica, section of Queens, N.Y. Became haunted by the sound of the saxophone, and began to teach himself how to play the instrument at age 17. As the result of an inherited strong work ethic and unyielding focus, Lamb began to perform before his 20th birthday.
Lamb is a product of State University College at Old Westbury and Chelsea Performing Arts Studio WIS, which was one of the first lofts involved in New Yorks once heralded Loft Jazz Scene. He studied privately from the late 70's and early 80's with the legendary Chicago saxophonist and founding member of Chicago's famed AACM organization, Maurice McIntyre a.k.a. Kalaparusha Ara Difda. Lamb has performed in a variety of very diverse musical situations and has received critical acclaim. Lamb has performed and lectured at colleges (Hamilton, New Rochelle, etc.) jazz clubs (Knitting Factory, The Velvet Lounge, etc.) and radio stations within the U. S. His children are Saran (b. 1974) and Andrew Emeka (b.1992) he also has 3 grandchildren, wife Madaha Kinsey Lamb.
Portrait In The Mist; Dance Of The Prophet
Composer's Workshop Ensemble: Live at Greenwich House; The Blu Nile: The Blu Nile; Daughters of The Nile: Tulivu Donna Cumberbatch; The Dogon Duo: Andrew Lamb featuring Warren Smith Percussion; The Sound Visions Orchestra, Alan Silva conductor; The Moving Form a.k.a. Andrew Lamb multi-discipline ensemble.
Countless unissued tapes and 8 videotapes
Radio and television broadcasts:
Live radio performances on WLIB - FM, WKCR - FM.etc
Numerous radio and television interviews within the U.S.
Soundtrack for Children In Crisis Series United Nations Radio
The subject of national and international magazines and newspapers
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