Andrew Mills has been committed to promoting quality music in his community as a performer and educator for most of his life. Before joining the music team at CapRadio, Andrew enjoyed a 20-year career as a professional guitarist. He's performed in over 90 countries, and offered his talents to numerous recordings as well.
A proud Canadian ex-pat, Andrew completed his music education in jazz performance at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario. There he studied under several Canadian jazz greats, including Dave McMurdo, Pat Collins, and Geoff Young. He also had the honor of participating in masterclasses with Rob McConnell, Ed Bickert, and Wynton Marsalis.
When he isn’t hosting Excellence in Jazz, there is a good chance you can catch Andrew performing throughout the Bay Area, Tahoe, or anywhere in between.
The Giants of Mainstream Jazz plus today's most exciting straight-ahead emerging artists with contemporary vocals and spices of Blues and Latin Jazz.
June 4, 2021
Alexa Tarantino is a shining star saxophonist and composer at the forefront of today’s exciting jazz scene. She spoke with CapRadio’s Andrew Mills on recording an album through a pandemic, learning a new language, and more.
April 14, 2021
Excellence in Jazz Host Andrew Mills takes a look at some stand-out tracks from the storied Jazz record label Blue Note as we honor a great American artform during the month of April.
March 29, 2021
Trumpeter Grady Flamm and vibraphonist, composer and arranger Jackson Irvine have accomplished a lot in their young careers. They spoke with CapRadio’s Andrew Mills on their early jazz education, their future outlook, and more.
January 5, 2021
Andrew Mills takes a look back at some of his favorite jazz albums from 2020.
October 6, 2020
As we head into the birth month of the great Thelonious Monk, let’s take a look back on some of his many astounding contributions to the jazz repertoire.
July 7, 2020
Jazz Host Andrew Mills, CapRadio’s resident Canadian expat, runs through some of his favorite Canadian jazz artists in celebration of Canada Day earlier this month.
April 7, 2020
CapRadio Jazz Host Andrew Mills shares music that has brought him comfort and given him hope during this trying time.
February 4, 2020
As CapRadio’s jazz hosts review new releases, they find some that just have that magic about them. Here are 10 artists to watch in 2020 who have that something special.
January 7, 2020
Our jazz music hosts are your tastemakers on the air, but this monthly playlist will give you a peek into their minds (and ears) with some of their favorite pieces.
December 3, 2019
The 2010s are coming to an end on Dec. 31, so CapRadio’s jazz hosts are here to tell you about their favorite jazz music from this past decade in this month’s Ear to Ear playlist blog.