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andy Ostwald


Andy performs as a band leader, sideman, solo pianist, and as a member of Jeff Sanford’s Cartoon Jazz Septet. Here’s the Septet performing:

Cantina Band
by John Williams
(video courtesy of Montuno Productions)

Andy has toured in the US and abroad with singer Diane Witherspoon, and has performed at many of the SF Bay Area’s notable venues, including the SF Jazz Center, Yoshi’s, Kuumbwa, and the Great American Music Hall.


  • Private Piano Instruction
    1985 — Present;
  • Jazz Ensemble Classes at Oaktown Jazz Workshops
    2002 — Present; The following video features Oaktown students and teachers performing:


Route 66
by Bobby Troup
(video courtesy of Digit Sound)

  • Annual Piano by Ear Workshop
    at the Berkeley JazzSchool
    2005 — Present;
  • Rhythm Section Coach at Head-Royce High School
    2004 — 2007;
  • Feather River Jazz Camp Instructor
    2002 — 2007.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Classical Piano Performance from San Jose State University;
  • Private Instruction with jazz pianist Harold Mabern
    in New York.