Andre Wickenheiser, MMus
André Wickenheiser began his musical studies at Mount Royal University where he completed an Artist Diploma in jazz performance. From there, he went on to finish both a Bachelor’s Degree, and Master’s Degree in jazz performance at McGill University in Montreal.
During this time, he has been fortunate to perform and learn from some of the best jazz musicians in North America including Slide Hampton, Joe Labarbera, Brad Turner, Frank Mantooth, Campbell Ryga, PJ Perry, Alain Caron, Bob Day, Al Muirhead, Kevin Dean, Joe Sullivan, Ron Di Lauro, Bill Mahar, and Al Kay.
Now residing in Calgary, André is enjoying a busy career as a freelance musician and educator. He performs regularly in local groups including Prime Time Big Band, Calgary Jazz Orchestra, Calgary Creative Arts Ensemble, Lorna Mclachlan Quintet, Jon McCaslin Sextet, Octagon etc. André also leads his own jazz groups that perform his original compositions.