Andy Cholerton

pianist, composer, arranger, teacher....


Andy is one of the most respected jazz pianists in the North of England, Andy enjoys a varied and full playing career. He has worked with some of the greats of the British Jazz scene including Claire Martin, Alan Barnes, Roy Williams, Enrico Tomasso, Jim Mullen, Bruce Adams, Tina May and Mike Walker to name but a few. He is in great demand as an accompanist - “one of the most sensitive accompanists in the business” - and, with his own trio he regularly showcases his own compositions which are met with high praise.

As a composer he has enjoyed critical acclaim with several projects. He wrote pieces for saxophone and piano which he performed at the World Saxophone Congress in Valencia, Spain and Montreal Canada.

He has also written musicals, his first which he co-wrote with Patrick Dailly was performed at the Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

He writes songs and pieces for his trio and arranges for singers, other small bands as well as big bands.


“Cholerton with one ‘L’ - one ‘ell of a player!”

“If it’s music you’re after, he’s your man!”

“..stunning solos and exquisite accompaniment..”

“Simply the best trio to grace our stage”

“He should get his hair cut, but what a player!”

“it’s always a pleasure to work with Andy, you can play anything and he’ll support you, the ideas just keep coming

“ singing on a cloud.”