New York City based guitarist Andrew Hartman was born into a musical family in Cincinnati, OH. Hartman grew up playing a variety of instruments, beginning his formal studies on trumpet, but with the guitar occupying an ever-increasing number of hours in his day.
Studying guitar at the Ohio State University, Hartman became active in the Columbus, OH jazz scene, learning on the gig from many of the area's phenomenal musicians. Performing with musicians such as Andy Woodson, Mark Flugge, Paul Brown, Michael Cox, and Derek DiCenzo (to name just a few) left an indelible mark in Hartman's taste in jazz music. In addition to working as a sideman, he led the group Still Motion, for which he was also the main composer and arranger. The quintet released an album of Hartman's original compositions, Andrew Hartman and Still Motion, in 2010.
In 2011, Hartman moved in London, UK where he worked as a freelance musician and teacher. Over the course of a year, he met and performed with some of the UK’s finest jazz musicians, eventually leading a group playing his new original music. Since coming to New York, Hartman has had the opportunity to play with many great musicians, and continue to write and arrange music. His new album of original music, entitled Compass, will be available on May 1st, 2017. The recording features the team of saxophonist Chris Cheek, bassist Ike Sturm, and drummer Zach Harmon.