Andy Statman is a brilliant mandolin player in both the bluegrass and jazz idioms as well as being one of the foremost exponents of klezmer music in the world today. The protege of the legendary klezmer clarinetist Dave Tarras, Andy is an internationally acclaimed clarinet and mandolin virtuoso who has appeared on over 100 recordings. Profiles of his life and music have been featured on CBS, CNN and National Public Radio, and his mastery has been acknowledged by Billboard, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Downbeat and other publications.
Andy has collaborated and recorded extensively with Itzhak Perlman, Bela Fleck and David Grisman. His CD, "Between Heaven & Earth" (Shanachie) is a groundbreaking improvisational treatment of the music of the great Jewish mystics.